Melissa Demorest LeDuc


Melissa DemorestProfile

Melissa focuses her practice on business formation, mergers and acquisitions, other business transactions, and estate planning. She serves as outside general counsel for many small businesses, providing guidance in employment, real estate, contract, and other business matters. Melissa also has particular experience with woman-owned businesses. Melissa also leads our firm’s appellate practice.


  • Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, 2005
  • University of Michigan, B.A. in Economics, Minor in French and Francophone Studies, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Joined Demorest Law Firm, PLLC in 2005

Bar Admissions

  • All Michigan Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association


  • Leadership Detroit Class XXXIV
  • Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer 2014
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Rising Star, Michigan SuperLawyers (Business & Transactions)
  • 2010 – YWCA of Western Wayne County: Volunteer of the Year
  • 2008 – YWCA of Western Wayne County: Young Professional of the Year
  • Senior Articles Editor and Assistant Editor of The Wayne Law Review
  • Internship with the Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Community Involvement

  • ICLE Business Law Advisory Board Member
  • Dearborn Area Chamber, Board of Directors & Board Chair for 2015
  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach (former JV Head Coach), Birmingham Seaholm and Groves High Schools, 2004-2016