MELANIE A. gillette

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

  • Washington

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (pending)

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (pending)


Melanie Gillette’s primary practice areas include insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Prior to joining DKM Law Group, Melanie worked at an insurance defense firm in Portland where her practice included defense of third-party claims, including premises liability, products liability, automobile liability, catastrophic injury, liquor liability, and commercial liability claims.  Melanie has experience handling cases throughout the pre-litigation and litigation process in both Oregon and Washington state and federal courts.

Melanie is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar.  She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2015.  During law school, Melanie worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice, Civil Litigation Section and externed for the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  She was also an Associate Editor-In-Chief on the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.

In her free time, Melanie enjoys skiing, watching Husky football, baking, and checking out new restaurants and coffee shops around Portland.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage and Insurance Bad Faith Issues

  • Business Litigation

  • Financial and Banking Litigation

  • Contract Disputes

  • Business and Real Estate


University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington

  • J.D. - 2015

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  • B.A., cum laude - 2011

    • Majors: Political Science and Environmental Studies