Melissa Ephron specializes in mass tort and personal injury litigation. Melissa has a long history of advocacy work, beginning at the age of 17 when she wrote her first book. Nourishment was published by Health Communications in 2011 and sheds light on the nefarious effects of psychiatric medications on America’s youth. The book also chronicles the dearth of resources extended to children with learning disabilities and neurological differences, especially in an academic space.
Melissa’s passion for advocacy and desire to help others lead her to obtain a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas where she graduated summa cum laude and with a 4.0 GPA.
During her undergraduate career, Melissa was a contributing author to the Not Alone series, a book published by Civitias Press, which provides guidance for individuals struggling with neurological differences. During this time, she also penned sections for psychology and psychobiology textbooks used in universities around the world.
Melissa had the opportunity to appear in the movie, Letters from Generation Rx in 2012, which discusses the deleterious effects of psychotropic medication on children and teenagers. She has also written numerous journal and magazine articles, has conducted national and international radio interviews and television interviews and has lectured across the country.
Because of her passion for helping others and her desire to implement change, Melissa ultimately made the decision to attend law school. Melissa attended South Texas College of Law where she graduated summa cum laude with a 4.048 GPA and was ranked first in her class.
During her career, Melissa has represented clients across the country against large corporations that are responsible for the creation and manufacturing of harmful pharmaceuticals and defective devices. She has helped settle numerous multi-million-dollar cases.
Outside of her professional life, Melissa is married and the mother of three young children plus three dogs and a horse. She is an avid equestrian and enjoys baking in her spare time.
South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctorate, 2016, 4.048 GPA, Salutatorian for spring and Valedictorian for summer, Summa Cum Laude.
Honors: Dean’s Scholarship Award, Spring 2013; Dean’s Honor List, 2013-2016; Order of the Lytae, 2013-2016; Dean’s Spirit Award, 2016; CALI Awards – Contracts I, LRW I, Torts I, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Family Law, Agency & Partnership, Texas Pre-Trial Procedure, Consumer Transactions
University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
Master of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Theology, 2012, 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Graduate
State of Texas
United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Federal Claims
Binstock, M. (2011). Nourishment. Deerfield, FL: Health Communications.
Binstock, M. (2011). Not Alone. E. Wright (Ed.), (pp. 176-180). Folsom, CA: Civitas Press.
Articles And Online Articles
Binstock, M. (2011). Effectiveness of a dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program for adolescents. Women’s Health: Science, Technology, and Society Volume of Conference Proceedings.
Binstock, M. (2011). Coping with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety Disorders Association of America Personal Stories. Retrieved from Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Binstock, M. (2011). Living, struggling and thriving in the face of OCD. International OCD Foundation News, 25 (2), 8.
Binstock, M. (2011). Using horses to cope with life-long disorders. Horse Illustrated Magazine, 94.
Binstock, M. (2011). Using cbt and met to combat anorexia nervosa. Ark Stories. Retrieved from Arkstories.
Binstock, M. (2010). Tic talk: Coping with tourette’s syndrome. Tourette’s Syndrome Foundation of Texas Bonne Nouvelle, 4 (1).
Texas Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Houston Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice