Malissa Wilson’s diverse work experience spans two decades and three professions. She laid the groundwork for her now successful careers as a lawyer, journalist and crisis management specialist at Texas Southern University’s Honors Institute where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in Journalism. She went on to graduate from the top journalism school in the country, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
As a professional journalist, Malissa made her mark as a reporter in one of the country’s largest media markets.She expanded her expertise in journalism to public relations in three major media markets. She quickly created a niche in crisis management and communications.
Malissa took her educational experience to the next level by graduating cum laude from The University of Mississippi School of Law where she achieved the Outstanding Student Award for Advance Legal Research and the moot court competition finalist award. She served as vice president of the Law Association for Women; features editor, The National Security Law Journal; and, board member, moot court. As a civil litigator, Malissa has done every facet of litigation, including making oral arguments before the state supreme court and trying cases that have all resulted in wins. Her appellate practice is equally impressive. She has briefed matters on the state court and federal court levels with a number of favorable rulings to her credit. Malissa’s strong work ethic garnered her the “Client Distinction” award from Martindale-Hubbard.