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Melanie Kay Shrell


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

307 N. Trenton St.
Ste 107
Ruston, LA 71270

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I am attorney Melanie K. Shrell. I was born and raised here in Ruston, Louisiana. I am a proud graduate of Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University. My practice focuses on Bankruptcy and Family Law.

I understand that you have plenty of questions about how bankruptcy works and whether bankruptcy is right for your finanical situation. I offer a free inital consulation. During this consultation, we will discuss together your individual financial situation and what is important to you. I promise to give you honest answers. Sometimes, bankruptcy might not be the best option for you.  If it isn’t, I will tell you.  I will not put you in a case that will not help you.  My goal is to help you and empower you and to help you find a solution. If you decide bankruptcy is right for you, you will deal with me directly, not a paralegal, through your entire case.

If you are considering bankruptcy, I know you are going through a tough financial time. I understand the last thing you need is to miss work to meet with me. Therefore, in addition to my normal hours, I offer all my clients the opportunity to schedule night and weekend appointments.


11 years since Melanie Kay Shrell was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
LA Eligible to practice law 2007


School Major Degree Graduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Law JD - Juris Doctor 2005
Louisiana Tech University Political Science BA - Bachelor of Arts 2002

Work Experience

Position Duration
Owner - Law Offices of Melanie K. Shrell 2014 - Present
Law Clerk - 4th Judicial District Court 2007 - 2008
Lexis Associate - Lexis Nexis 2003 - 2005


Position Association Name Duration
Shreveport Bar Association Member 2016 - Present
Shreveport Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Member 2016 - Present
Lincoln Parish Bar Association Member Present

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

Teresa C. Washington