Melinda A. Branin

Associate, Roswell

Melinda is an associate working out of the Roswell, NM office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. Prior to joining Hinkle Shanor, Melinda worked in various technical fields including oil well cement design in the Permian Basin and genome sequencing supporting academic research.

Past Employment

  • University of Kansas Genome Sequencing Core, Lawrence, KS
    • Assistant Director
  • Halliburton Energy Services, Hobbs, NM
    • Technical Professional in Cementing


  • Washburn School of Law, Topeka, KS
    • J.D. 2020
    • Certificate in Oil and Gas Law
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    • B.S. Biology, minor English 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Energy and Mineral law Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2020