Melissa Fulkerson



National Trial Lawyer Top 100 & Top 40 Under 40

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Melissa Fulkerson Experience


Melissa Fulkerson is a 2005 graduate from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. She received her Bachelors of Science from Weber State University and was an intercollegiate basketball player for Western Wyoming Community College and New Mexico Highlands University. Melissa is a Trial Attorney and practices solely in the area of criminal defense. Melissa completed an internship with the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s Office while in her last year of law school. She was able to observe the prosecutorial role and procedures, but knew right away she was a criminal defense attorney. She began her practice at the Salt Lake City Legal Defenders Association. Melissa has chaired both felony and misdemeanor jury trials and has dealt with cases ranging from sex crimes to traffic infractions. The  10.0 Suberb Avvo Ratingmajority of her trial work is in the area of DUI defense.


Melissa Fulkerson graduated from Western Trial Advocacy Institute

Melissa is a graduate of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute in Laramie, Wyoming. In 2009, Melissa received the Utah State Pro Bono Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Melissa always seeks to expand her training and gain an edge in her cases. Along with other attorneys at Weyher Fulkerson she has completed the NHTSA student course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), as well as the instructor course. She has also completed the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Course that many officers take. Melissa has a well-earned reputation of being a compassionate and effectively powerful fighter for her clients’ best case outcome.

Melissa was selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in 2014 and 2015 for the state of Utah, an honor extended only to attorneys who exemplify superior qualities of leadership, influence, reputation, stature, and public profile. As a leading trial lawyer who was under the age of 40, she was also granted membership in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for the year of 2014. In 2015, she was also included in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent” list. Attorney Fulkerson has also earned a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating.

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