Melody McDonald Lanier

Melody McDonald Lanier is the Chief Content Officer at Varghese Summersett PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, Melody served as the first Public Information Officer for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, where she handled all media relations. Before her time in public service, Melody was a well-known journalist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she primarily covered crime and courts. Many of her 3,000-plus articles covered cases and trials at the Tarrant County courthouse. She also covered numerous national stories, including the American Sniper trial and the escape of the Texas Seven.

During her 12 years at the Star-Telegram, Melody appeared on numerous national television programs, including Good Morning AmericaFox News, and Court TV.   She also previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune.

Melody brings a unique skill set to Varghese Summersett. The firm’s attorneys are called upon to represent and consult with well-known politicians, celebrities, and other high-profile clients. Melody’s experience and media relationships help ensure the defense narrative is provided to the right media outlets at the right time. Melody gives the attorneys at Varghese Summersett unparalleled access to reporters across the country.

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Melody is also the primary point of contact for the firm when the media needs a quote, interview, or comment about current events. If you are a member of the media, you can contact Melody by email at, at the office (817) 203-2220, or on her cell phone (817) 821-3935.

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Benson Varghese is the managing partner of Varghese Summersett. He is a seasoned attorney, highly esteemed for his comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He has successfully handled thousands of state and federal cases, ranging from misdemeanor driving while intoxicated cases to capital offenses, showcasing his commitment to preserving justice and upholding the rights of his clients. His firm covers criminal defense, personal injury, and family law matters. Benson is also a legal tech entrepreneur. Benson is a go-to authority in the legal community, known for his ability to explain complex legal concepts with clarity and precision. His writings offer a wealth of in-depth legal insights, reflecting his extensive experience and his passion for the law. Not only is Benson an accomplished litigator, but he is also a dedicated advocate for his clients, consistently striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. His authorship provides readers with valuable legal advice and an understanding of the complexities of the criminal justice system. CriminalPersonal InjuryFamily Law Contact
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