Melissa Arnold practices in the areas of governmental litigation, civil rights defense, Section 1983, and in the Court of Appeals. Ms. Arnold graduated with Honors from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in International Relations. She worked in the financial services industry before continuing her education at California Western School of Law in San Diego where she obtained her J.D. During her time there, she served as CFO of the Moot Court Honors Board and was a Clinical Intern for the California Innocence Project.
Prior to joining The McKay Firm, Ms. Arnold was the Executive Director of Lowcountry Legal Volunteers and was an Attorney in the South Carolina Department of Corrections Office of General Counsel. Ms. Arnold is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.