Melissa G. Murrin is a trained Canadian attorney, who joined Jimerson Birr, P.A. as a law clerk in April 2020, while completing the requirements to obtain her license in Florida.
Ms. Murrin was born and raised in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Newfoundland and Labrador, she moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick to attend law school at the University of New Brunswick. While attending law school in Canada, Melissa was chosen for a judicial internship with the Honorable Justice French at the New Brunswick Court of Appeals. Ms. Murrin was also chair of her law school’s social committee and a peer mentor to incoming 1Ls.
After obtaining her Canadian Juris Doctor degree in 2017 and successfully passing the Ontario bar exam, Ms. Murrin was employed at a full-service law firm in Ontario. During her first year, Ms. Murrin obtained experience in several areas of law, including business, personal injury, criminal, wills and estates, tax, human rights, medical malpractice, and family. After obtaining her Degree of Barrister-of-Law by the Law Society of Ontario and her Ontario Court Certificate of Qualification, Ms. Murrin moved back home to the province of Newfoundland, where she clerked at the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. In February 2019, Ms. Murrin obtained her Degree of Barrister-at-Law by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and her Newfoundland and Labrador Solicitor’s Certificate.
Ms. Murrin moved to Jacksonville, Florida with her husband, a Jacksonville native, in July 2019. Ms. Murrin’s passion for the practice of law landed her back in law school to obtain her license to continue practicing law in Jacksonville, and she graduated in May 2021 number one in her class. While in law school, Ms. Murrin was on a fast-track basis with the highest merit-based scholarship, was a dean’s scholar, the Executive Editor of Florida Coastal Law Review, and a member of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. Ms. Murrin obtained the highest grades in the following courses: Criminal, Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, Legal Research and Analysis, Property I, Property II, Torts I, Torts II, Writing for Law Practice, and Evidence, Contracts II, and Transactional Drafting.
Ms. Murrin presently resides in Clay County with her husband, Nick, and their dogs, Simba and Kovu. In her very little spare time, Ms. Murrin enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, starting (and never finishing) a television series, and traveling.