Melissa Leads Discussion with Chauvin Prosecution Team

September 15, 2021. Melissa Stull led the Civil Litigation Section Advocate Award event honoring Judge Kevin Burke and three civil litigators from the trial team that prosecuted Derek Chauvin—Jerry Blackwell, Steve Schleicher, and Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. Melissa also moderated the conversation with Blackwell, Schleicher, and Velazquez-Aguilu, asking the group questions about the Chauvin trial, why they decided to put their civil practice on hold to take on the Chauvin prosecution, and how their civil litigation experience translated to success in this landmark case.