Melder Joins Chester & Jeter LLP

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The Dallas-based business & innovation law firm Chester & Jeter LLP is pleased to announce that labor and employment attorney Michael Melder has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

Michael’s practice will focus on labor and employment law, including matters such as employment agreements, employee handbooks and policy manuals, workplace investigations, and issues related with hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees.

Immediately prior to joining Chester & Jeter, Michael was in-house counsel with Ennis, Inc., one of the largest print manufacturers in the United States.  While at Ennis, he provided labor and employment counsel to divisional leaders and managed the company’s human resources department.  Prior to Ennis, Michael worked for Key Harrington Barnes, a boutique management-side labor and employment firm.

“Jim and Justin are terrific attorneys and we have complementary practices that provide exceptional service to the small to mid-sized company,” notes Michael of the move. “Joining forces with the firm was an easy decision. “

“Michael is a service-oriented lawyer with a great reputation,” adds partner Justin Jeter.   “His practice and his personality will integrate into our firm very well.”

According to Jim Chester, Chester & Jeter’s managing partner: “Adding Michael’s labor and employment expertise to our firm marks another significant step toward our goal of establishing a boutique law firm that meets the comprehensive, mission-critical legal needs of a select type of client: start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small to mid-sized innovation-based companies.”



About Chester & Jeter LLP

Chester & Jeter LLP is a Dallas, Texas law firm providing comprehensive legal services to innovation-based companies doing business in the US, around the world, and on the web.  Its mission (and passion) is helping entrepreneurs and emerging companies solve problems and protect their interests. Chester & Jeter LLP delivers value by providing business-savvy, cost-effective solutions to legal challenges.  The firm offers a wide array of business legal solutions, such as business entity formation (LLCs, corporations, etc.), trademarks and other intellectual property, technology transactions, contracts, ecommerce, employment law, litigation and dispute resolution.  Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at