Melissa Secor

Melissa Secor

Associate Attorney

I won my first case in middle school in a mock trial, and from that moment, I knew I wanted to be an attorney. However, it wasn’t until later that I realized that being an attorney was about so much more than the thrill of winning in the courtroom or crafting the stronger argument. It’s about making a real difference in people’s lives and helping those in need.

My journey to began in earnest at the University of Texas at Austin, where I received my undergraduate degree. Subsequently, I attended law school at Tulane University’s School of Law in New Orleans where I joined the Domestic Violence Law Clinic. There, I was given my first opportunity to assist individuals when they were at their lowest, in devastating— and often dangerous —circumstances. Only then did I fully understand the power of the law to secure promising futures for clients and their families.

Upon graduating law school, I first practiced as an Assistant City Attorney, working on contracts and economic development. Wanting to return to the private sector, I then joined a firm that focused on Internet law, handling defamation, invasion of privacy, online harassment, and copyright infringement. However, neither of these opportunities—though interesting and rewarding—afforded me the chance to make as significant of an impact with clients as I can here at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC. As an Associate at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, I now have the opportunity to utilize my knowledge of domestic violence, cycles of abuse, and navigating stressful and dangerous family environments. My passion lies in helping clients find the safest and best solution for each individual case with the empathy and patience required for such situations—regardless of gender or family type. Here at Walters Gilbreath, we are all truly committed to helping clients realize their dreams of a stable, secure, and promising future. I look forward to seeing how I can do the same for you.


  • Associate Attorney, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2021–Present
  • Associate Attorney, Hutcherson Law, PLLC, 2020-2021
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Hutto, 2019
  • Internship for Judge Beth Lambeth, Williamson County, 2015


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2017
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2013


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