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Melugin Law Firm, PLLC was created to help people.

Attorney Joe Melugin is a sixth generation Texan who is devoted to assisting individual clients in fighting to enforce and protect their legal rights. He tirelessly represents men and women injured in severe accidents, including car wrecks, catastrophic oil field accidents, fires, explosions, and product defects. He stops at nothing to make sure that his clients’ best interests are served. He is well-versed and experienced in many practice areas and possesses exceptional communication skills that are instrumental when representing clients before judges, juries, and mediators.

Joe’s passion for representing workers who risk their lives undertaking many dangerous lines of work in order to provide for themselves and their families enables him to excel when assisting them in standing up to big corporations and insurance companies. Understanding his clients’ circumstances and incorporating their perspectives serves as his driving force when pursuing justice on their behalf. Moreover, he understands that the legal process can be daunting, confusing, and intimidating, which is why he makes himself available to his clients anytime they may have questions or concerns.

Joe has also represented clients whose civil rights have been violated by local police. Beginning in 2014, Joe served as lead counsel for Audry Releford, whose unarmed veteran son, Kenny, was shot and killed by Houston police. In June 2017, the City of Houston settled with Mr. Releford. According to the Houston Chronicle, it was “by far the largest settlement to be reported in any case involving an unarmed person killed by police in Houston in years.”

In his spare time, Joe enjoys traveling, eating good food, drinking good beer and listening to live music. He is an avid sports fan, particularly of the Tennessee Volunteers, Houston Rockets, and Houston Astros. Joe and his wife are proud parents of two children. Please contact our firm at your earliest convenience if you have any questions for Attorney Joe Melugin regarding your legal rights. Initial consultations are always free.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of California

State Bar of Colorado

State Bar of Illinois

State Bar of Missouri

Houston Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Houston Trial Lawyers Association


University of Houston Law Center, J.D. 

University of Tennessee, B.S. 

Bar Admissions:






Federal Districts for: Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas

Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Northern District of Illinois

Central District of California

Federal Courts of Appeals: U.S. Fifth Circuit

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