Melissa Varelis graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Before embarking on her legal career, Ms. Varelis worked in public service for a number of years for Senator Harry Reid. She then earned her Juris Doctor from William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.

Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh, Ms. Varelis was a law clerk for The Reid Firm, PLLC in Henderson, NV. She also interned for the U.S. Department of State in Athens, Greece.


  • William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV  (J.D.)
  • University of Nevada  (B.A.)

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