Melanie T. Frazier
P: 248-351-7166
F: 248-351-7166

For more than 30 years, Melanie has focused her practice in all areas of general liability defense. She has handled suits arising from construction site accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, products liability, employment law disputes, explosions, premises liability, and first-party claims. Throughout her career, Melanie has been responsible for claims of involving wrongful death, amputations, burns, sexual assault claims, and other claims involving high-risk exposure. She has also handled trademark, trade secret, and patent litigation as lead counsel and local counsel. Melanie has taken more than 100 cases to jury verdict throughout the state of Michigan. She has also served as a case evaluator in Wayne County, a defense arbitrator, and facilitator.


General and Automotive Liability


Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, 2008)

Michigan State University College of Law
(J.D. cum laude, 1986)

Davenport University
(BS in Business Management, magna cum laude, 1982) 


State Bar of Michigan

Accomplishments & Awards

Lawyers of Distinction
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2018-2019)
American Board of Trial Advocates
America’s Top 100 Attorneys
DBusiness Top Lawyer
    –   Intellectual Property Litigation (2014)
AV Judicial Rated
Book Award Contracts
Book Award Estates


The Unitary Character of a Community Trademark and Its Impact on the Protection of CTM’s,” 135th Annual International Trademark Association Conference, May 6, 2013, Dallas, Texas.

Do Trademark Attorneys Matter?” 135th Annual International Trademark Association Conference, May 6, 2013, Dallas, Texas.

Trademark Enforcement Strategies,” International Trademark Association Roundtable at H&H Office, Chicago, Illinois, March, 2013.

Tackling IP: Career Advice for Law Students,” Student Intellectual Property Association – Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, Michigan, February, 2012.

Why Does The U.S. Allow Consumers To Import Counterfeit Brands?”, July-August, 2012.

Trade Dress and Design Law,” a course presented at Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, Michigan, March, 2010.

Strengthen Your Brand with Federal Registration,” InterBusiness Issues, March, 2009.