Jeff Melsheimer litigates high stakes legal matters across a variety of practice areas including intellectual property, qui tam, defamation, oil & gas, and complex contract and business disputes.
Jeff plays an integral role on every team he is on. He takes the lead on writing briefs, complaints, and Federal Circuit appeals. He took a patent case to trial in Texas Federal Court where he cross examined a witness and led efforts on the infringement portion of the case.
Jeff joined Susman Godfrey after clerking for the Honorable Alan D Albright of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Jeff is a member of Judge Albright’s Working Group, which collaborates to provide input on rules governing patent proceedings in Waco, Texas.
Jeff graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Texas Law Review. While in law school, Jeff was an active member of the Children’s Rights Clinic, where he sat first chair as an attorney ad litem for children in termination of parental rights cases. During this time Jeff took one case to trial, delivering the opening statement and examining two witnesses. Before law school, Jeff graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Business Economics.
- Honorable Alan Albright, United States District Court for the Western District Of Texas
- The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with Honors)
- Order of the Coif;
- Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
- The University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude)
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas