Melanie Bossie received her B.S. in Criminology, magna cum laude, from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University School of Law, with high honors, in 1992. Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh in 1999, Ms. Bossie was a Prosecutor with the Hillsborough County (Florida) State Attorney’s Office. Ms. Bossie has handled over 100 jury trials, while prosecuting for the County Attorney, focusing on career-type criminal matters and homicide litigation including a death penalty case.


  • Florida State University College of Law  (J.D., High Honors)
  • Florida State University  (B.S., magna cum laude)

State Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • New Mexico

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Bossie is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Florida Bar, and the State Bar of New Mexico.


In 2013, Best Lawyers in America named Ms. Bossie a Best Lawyer in Phoenix for representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. She has earned the Martindale-Hubell AV Distinguished rating for high ethical standing, and Super Lawyers identified her as a Top Rated personal injury attorney in Phoenix.

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