Melanie Samuelson was born in upstate New York but raised in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, where she was a child performer, competitive cheerleader and youth leader. Melanie attended Texas Tech University where she pledged to Alpha Phi Sorority as well as attended The University of Houston and completed her BS degree in Political Science and Psychology.
As a Female Business Owner of 22 years, Melanie left the corporate world to join Chris in starting their private law practice in 2000 in Houston, Texas. With a diverse background in the Performing Arts, Real Estate HR Management as well as her Retail Management experience it enabled her to utilize her education, life experience and professional development in operating a business.
As a Philanthropist & Businesswoman, Melanie has sat on numerous boards for non- profit organizations in Houston and Colorado Springs such as: American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities, Citizen Solder and Goodwill Industries to name a few. An avid Volunteer and Christian woman, Melanie has passionately held leadership positions promoting and serving notable worthy causes that tackle education, youth sports, homelessness, cancer research, disabled Americans, animal rights and those who are food challenged.
During her time in Houston, while operating a highly successful law practice and being a busy mother of 3 active boys, Melanie managed and operated an additional private legal partnership as well as a private 6 property real estate portfolio. In 2011, she and Chris moved their family from Texas to Colorado and opened their second practice in Colorado Springs- site unseen. In 2016, with the rapid growth and success of the Colorado practice, the Corporate Offices of The Samuelson Law Firm, PLLC officially transferred to Colorado Springs, while still managing the 23-year-old practice in Houston.
In her role as Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer, Melanie wears several hats overseeing all Operations, Human Resources, Financials, Marketing and Technology. Resourceful and analytical with exceptional organizational and communicational skills, Melanie strives to create a collaborative work environment amongst our team while maintaining a client-focused practice.
Constant adaptation to a changing economic landscape and the needs of clients requires her to research, implement and maintain Innovative business practices and procedures while utilizing the most advanced technology and software possible. As a proponent of a “client centered practice” where the client experience is most important, Melanie advocates empathy to clients while promoting a company culture and vision that is authentic and aggressive.
When she is not at work, Melanie enjoys music, art, interior design, sports, hosting guests and loves all things outside! She loves to spin, ski and sunbathe. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats at home and ADORES cars! Moving “Out West” to Colorado was her boldest move, leaving everything behind for a more enriching life for her family and she has never regretted it.