Melissa Torres was born in Central Texas and raised in Arlington, Texas. Her parents and family originate from Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the United States in the mid 1990s. At home, Spanish was the primary language spoken until Melissa started school. Once Melissa started school, she redirected her focus to mastering English while never neglecting her Spanish reading and writing skills. Melissa maintained fluency in both languages by studying Spanish in school and speaking both languages with family and friends.
Melissa credits her passion for public interest and immigration law to being raised in a Hispanic community. She saw early on the hardships many individuals faced due to their immigration status and empathized with the families. Melissa continued her studies and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University. Next, she interned with Judge Carr in the Tim Curry Criminal Courts in early 2018. After completing her internship she applied for a position with Morton Law, PLLC and joined the team in early 2019.
Melissa loves the Fort Worth community and how welcoming it is. She has gained a greater understanding of the complexity of immigration law and continues to give back to her community. During her free time she enjoys running, swimming, and exploring new food places around the DFW area.
Melissa was accepted into law school and will be attending Roger Williams University School of Law this fall 2020! We are beyond excited for Melissa to embark on this new journey. She has been such a valued member of our team and we look forward to having another strong advocate in our community once she completes her studies.