Melissa Bourne

“I am a Nashville Defender because I can recognize and advocate for every client as a person, not merely a case number to be processed by the courts.”

Meet the Defenders

Melissa Bourne is originally from Falmouth, Maine. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at the University of Chicago, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014. While in law school, she was a law clerk at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and it was this experience that led her to decide indigent defense was the career for her. She joined the Nashville Defenders in August 2014.