Litten & Sipe, LLP
410 Neff Avenue
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Melisa Michelsen

Melisa g. michelsen


(540) 434-5353
(540) 437-3046 (assistant)
(540) 437-3053 (fax)





  • American University, B.A., International Relations, cum laude, 1988.
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1996.


Melisa practices in the areas of local government law and commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on construction and employment matters. Melisa is the city attorney for the City of Waynesboro. Melisa has extensive experience in state and federal courts.



Virginia Legal Elite
Ms. Michelsen has been identified as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine every year since 2004.


Virginia Super Lawyers
Ms. Michelsen was selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 in employment & labor law. Only 5% of the attorneys in Virginia each year are named to the Super Lawyers list.


National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2003