The uncertainty and cost of retaining an attorney

MelderLaw is an innovative solution for business.

It is a concept developed by Michael Melder while he worked in-house as the human resources director and employment counsel for a large publicly traded company, Ennis, Inc. Although Ennis had seemly unlimited resources to fight any legal battle, it hesitated to consume legal services.


The cost of unpredictable legal services squeezed Ennis’ profits and Michael saw that once a legal problem was handed over to an attorney, the company lost control and predictability.

There had to be a better solution.

Michael then offered a different approach to Ennis. He encouraged Ennis’ executives to engage him when a legal problem first presented itself. He then helped craft solutions that mitigated the risk of employment related disputes and litigation which allowed the company’s managers to continue to effectively manage their workforces without incident, saving thousands of dollars in legal bills for the firm.

It was a smart, cost effective solution.

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MelderLaw can reduce your uncertainty and save you the cost of retaining a lawyer

Michael has taken his experience and created an innovative approach to the attorney client relationship. The model provides value and predictability to the small and medium sized business. MelderLaw is laser focused on helping companies control costs.

MelderLaw can save your company money by:

  1. Allowing business leaders to focus on operations;
  2. Adding HR/employment law expertise to the company’s human resource staff; and
  3. Providing legal solutions before a legal problem gets expensive.

MelderLaw gives your company the opportunity to engage a seasoned attorney who understands the constraints faced by many businesses in today’s marketplace.

Let MelderLaw help your company take the worry out of managing its workforce.

About Michael Melder

Michael honed his skills as a trial attorney working in some of the most respected boutique law firms in Texas. During his 15 years of practice, Michael represented healthcare, construction, manufacturing, technology, real estate and service companies and been involved in all manner of litigation, often with millions of dollars at stake. The largest part of his practice is devoted to the employer and employee relationship.

As an employment attorney Michael has conducted workplace investigations involving claims of theft, harassment, bullying, and poor management. He has drafted countless policies and handbooks. Michael has defended and prosecuted theft of trade secret, noncompetition, wage and hour, retaliation, discrimination, and other employment related claims. Michael has conducted workplace employment practice audits and defended clients before the TWC, EEOC, DOL, and USCIS.

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