Melynda NussDr. Nuss has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1991.  After graduating magna cum laude from Princeton University with her degree in English literature, she received her law degree from the University of Chicago.  After practicing in San Francisco, California and Corpus Christi, Texas, she returned for M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Texas at Austin.  She taught literature and legal writing at the University of Texas Pan American until 2013. She is the author of Distance, Theatre and the Public Voice 1750-1850 (Palgrave, 2012).

She is a member of the Texas State Bar Entertainment and Sports Law Section, the Writers’ League of Texas and the Austin Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm section. She volunteers her time with the Texas Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.

She is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, and currently lives in Austin with her husband, author Jose Skinner.