Melanie Hessler Phipps is a shareholder in the law firm of Kustoff & Phipps, L.L.P., located in San Antonio, Texas. She devotes her entire practice to litigation, with a particular focus on construction defects cases and bad faith insurance claims, especially those related to damage from hail, hurricanes, storms or fire. In addition, Ms. Phipps handles consumer litigation, business litigation and personal injury litigation for clients throughout San Antonio and in the Houston and Austin metropolitan areas.
In 1996, Ms. Phipps graduated with a Bachelor of Science in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University. From 1996 through 1998, she received the Rice Belt Warehouse Fellowship, and in 1999, she graduated again from Texas A&M University, this time with a Master of Science in agronomy. She earned her Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2001 and was inducted into the Order of Barristers.
Ms. Phipps is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is thereby admitted to practice before all Texas state courts. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. In addition, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Ms. Phipps as a specialist in consumer and commercial law.
Keeping up to date with the latest developments in her fields of practice is important to Ms. Phipps, and she is an active participant in the American and San Antonio bar associations, the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. She is also a member of the Construction Law and Consumer and Commercial Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas.
Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
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Last Updated: 1/23/2017