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Melissa A. Pode is a member of the firm’s Grand Blanc office and focuses on tort litigation, personal injury, property damage, or commercial liability, including premises liability, construction liability, civil rights, and litigation involving motor vehicle no-fault and negligence claims.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, running, and working on her home. Daughter of an engineer, Melissa enjoys learning new crafts and figuring out how to construct things on her own. Any given Saturday morning you can find her lined up for a 5k then winding down on at night in the garage tinkering away at her latest project.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • No-Fault First Party Automobile Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Trial Practice


  • Western Michigan University
    B.B.A., 2007
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    J.D., cum laude2012

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan (2012)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2013)


  • Associate at Harvey Kruse (March 2019—present)
  • Associate at Garan Lucow Miller (2016—2019)
  • Attorney at Reizen Law Group (2014—2016)
  • Associate at Law Office of Christopher Trainor & Associates (2013—2014)


  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

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