Paragon Legal continues to expand its leadership team with the addition of Melissa Griffiths, M.A., CIM. Ms. Griffiths brings over 25 years of expertise in professional services business development.

October 5, 2021 – San Francisco, CA – Paragon Legal, a premier legal services firm providing interim in-house counsel to leading corporate legal departments, today announced the hire of Vice President Melissa Griffiths.

Ms. Griffiths is a seasoned business development professional with a wealth of proven experience driving and accelerating revenue within professional services organizations. She has worked with both CPA and law firms, and for many years ran her own consulting practice focused on business development strategy for professional services organizations.

“I am delighted to join Paragon”, Ms. Griffiths said. “Their commitment to client success, and dedication to providing the best possible match to corporate clients, is second to none. I have been so impressed with their growth trajectory as well as their commitment to diversity and inclusion”.

Trista Engel, CEO of Paragon, expressed enthusiasm for the new expertise that Ms. Griffiths adds to Paragon’s service offerings. “The new position aligns with the company’s growth strategy of expanding our reach while preserving exceptional service and creating value for clients.

Melissa brings a unique skillset to our firm. Her experience in the legal industry, and her deep knowledge of growth strategy, comes just at the right time in our development. I am looking forward to what the Paragon team will accomplish together.”

Prior to joining Paragon, Melissa worked with several of the world’s top accounting firms, as well as AmLaw 200 firms. Most recently, she was with an economic consulting firm providing expert witness services in high-stakes litigation.

Melissa received her M.A. in Marketing Management from Manchester Metropolitan University (England), a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (England), and her B.A. in Classical History and Philosophy from the University of Swansea (Wales). She is also a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Executive Women in Leadership program.

About Paragon

Paragon is an innovative alternative legal services provider with a unique model and culture that offers meaningful work and flexibility to our team members and a diverse pool of highly qualified project-based legal professionals to our in-house clients. Our clients include the country’s top technology, healthcare, and consumer products companies.

Our goal is to cultivate flexible, fulfilling projects without sacrificing the sophistication of work and client base found in the traditional practice of law. Our culture puts people first. We take pride in operating with integrity, and we strive for excellence in everything we do.