Melora G. Vandersluis

Melora G. Vandersluis


Attorney Melora G. Vandersluis has been a resident of Central Florida since 2012. She graduated cum laude from Barry University School of Law where she earned the distinction of “Outstanding Senior Editor” on Law Review and competed nationally while on the Moot Court Honors Board. She was awarded the highest grade in Torts I, Torts II, and Mediation. She completed an externship in federal court with The Honorable John Antoon II.

Prior to attending law school, she served in Higher Education for fifteen years as an English professor, department chair, and associate dean. Her work in university administration included strategic planning, personnel management, contract review, and compliance & control. She has published a number of articles, book chapters, and reviews.

Attorney Vandersluis currently serves in the Estate Planning Department at Vollrath Law, P.A. She and her husband have three children.


  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D.
  • University of New Mexico
    • B.A.
    • Major: English
    • Major: French
  • University of Iowa
    • M.A.T.
    • Major: English Education
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Ph.D.
    • Major: Literature & Critical Theory

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2020
  • District of Columbia, 2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida–Complex Business Court

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Professional Associations

  • Government Advocacy Committee, Executive Committee Member, Present
  • City, County, and Local Government Law, Member, Present
  • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law, Member, Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Seminole County Inns of Court, Member, Present


  • Outstanding Senior Editor–Law Review
  • Moot Court Honors Board
  • Book Awards in Torts I, Torts II, and Mediation
  • Professor of the Year
  • Directory of American Scholars

Published Works

  • Personal and Political Transformation in the Texts of Jane Austen, Edwin Mellen Press