Melissa C. Hasso


 Licensed in Kansas & Iowa


  • Undergraduate Degree - B.A. International Relations, German (1990), Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, summa cum laude
  • Law Degree  - University of Kansas School of Law (2006), Lawrence, Kansas

Judicial Clerkships:

  • Hon. David Waxse, 2005, United States District Court, District of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Hon. Kevin Moriarty, 2006, Johnson County District Court, Olathe, Kansas

Professional Memberships & Awards:

  • Section Chair, Iowa State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, 2020 - Present
  • Member of ISBA Employment Litigation Committee, 2020 - Present
  • Recipient of ACLU Iowa's Dan Johnston Cooperating Attorney Award, 2018
  • President of Iowa NELA, the Iowa affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association, 2014-2018
  • Secretary of Iowa NELA, 2019 - present
  • Member of National Employment Lawyers Association since 2009
  • Member of Iowa State Bar Association & Polk County Bar Association

Areas of Special Interest:  Disability discrimination, transgender rights, gender stereotypes (including stereotypes against working mothers), wage theft, and whistleblowers 


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