Kristin joined the firm after graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2003. While in law school, Kristin completed an International Environmental Law Study Abroad program in Costa Rica. Kristin's previous experience includes working for the City Attorney's Office in Gainesville, Florida as a law clerk.
Her primary practice areas include government, administrative, environmental and water law. She has been actively involved in a number of environmental cases over the past four years involving permitting issues, rule development, phosphate mining challenges and regulatory guidance for a number of local governments across the state of Florida.
An alumnus of Tampa Connection, Kristin was recognized for community leadership and volunteer service during The Tampa Connection’s recent 25th Annual Graduation Ceremony. Melton, Class of 2010, joined the ranks of more than 1,500 professionals who have graduated from The Tampa Connection since 1985. The Tampa Connection is an all-volunteer, nonprofit leadership program that prepares mid-level professionals for active volunteerism and leadership in the Tampa Bay community.
Kristin was elected by her peers and Super Lawyers Magazine as a rising star in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Super Lawyers rising stars represent the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.