Melissa M. Castillo

Melissa M. Castillo

Associate / Tampa

Melissa Castillo focuses her legal practice on the representation of management in matters related to labor and employment law. 

Prior to joining FordHarrison as an associate, Melissa was a summer associate with the firm, where she obtained hands-on experience in litigation in the representation of the firm's clients. Most recently, she served as a legal intern for the U.S. EEOC, researching Title VII and ADA questions relating to employment discrimination charges and preparing discovery plans, conciliation agreements, and legal memoranda. Prior to that, Melissa served as a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, supporting the day-to-day activities of three federal court judges. 

While in law school, Melissa was a member of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s nationally recognized Moot Court Team, serving as the Chair of Education and Training (2018-19). Likewise, she was a finalist at the 2019 Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. 

  • Spanish (fluent)