Melissa J. Cottle

Associate(405) 552-2364 | | Oklahoma City
Melissa J. Cottle

Melissa Cottle is a transactional attorney whose practice encompasses the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, healthcare administrative and regulatory law, and general business and commercial transactions.

As part of her ERISA and employee benefits practice, Melissa counsels clients on the design, implementation and administration of employer-sponsored health and welfare plans, tax-qualified retirement plans, and executive compensation programs. She also provides advice on compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).

Melissa is a graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she served as an articles editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review, was a recipient of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, earned 13 CALI award for academic excellence, and worked as both a research assistant and a law library reference assistant. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in international and area studies from the University of Oklahoma.

Prior to entering law school, Melissa worked as a human resources administrator for a physician-owned group of dental clinics.    

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association



Indian Land Reform: Justice for All? An Examination of Property Laws Pertaining to the Five Tribes Indians and a New Call for Reform

Oklahoma City Law Review | Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring 2014

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