Melissa Russ Kingston practices in the areas of commercial litigation, professional defense, labor and employment, probate and guardianship, real estate and construction. She received her B.A. with Honors in History from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors. She received her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in 1999.
Ms. Kingston served as in-house counsel for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company until 2002, concentrating on labor and employment law. Ms. Kingston is also an active member of the Dallas community, serving as a volunteer for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, as various Chair, Vice-Chair and membership positions with the Dallas Bar Association and as a community liaison and outside general counsel for non-profit groups and community advocacy groups. Ms. Kingston is also a Lifetime Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Association.
Ms. Kingston has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1999 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, including the bankruptcy courts in those Districts.
Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars Award Recognized by Thomson Reuters services, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014
Dallas Bar Association Jo Anne Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair, Judiciary Committee, 2013
DVAP Outstanding Clinic Volunteer Attorney, 2005
Preservation Dallas Stewardship Award, 2004
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class of 2004