Melissa DeHoyos earned her Paralegal Certificate from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois. She is a member of the College of DuPage Chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi, the National Honor Society in Paralegal/ Legal Studies. With her strong organizational skills and focus on detail, she was selected by the State’s Attorney of Will County, Illinois to join the Appellate Team for the prosecutor’s office in the nationally recognized case State of Illinois v. Drew Peterson (2012). Additionally, with over a dozen years of experience, Melissa is also a well-respected advocate for the families in the Autism community in the Plainfield and Naperville School Districts in Illinois.
Melissa and her family relocated to New Mexico in 2014, and she continues her advocacy for adults in the Autism community. She is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association Paralegal Division and a Notary Public.
Melissa is a family-oriented person and loves spending time with her two sons, two granddaughters, husband and her newly acquired and very large “New Mexico Adopted Family.” She enjoys entertaining and cooking for a crowd, family gatherings and celebrations, hiking, biking, kayaking and traveling. Melissa enjoys working with clients and looks forward to providing them with her Paralegal expertise throughout their cases.