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Mr. Hall was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Langston University on a football scholarship where he received his B.A. in Education in 1978. Melvin then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law and graduated in 1981. Mr. Hall then had an eight-year public service career; first as a prosecutor with the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office, then as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission. Melvin joined the Riggs Abney law firm on January 1, 1988, and has been a shareholder since 1992. He has focused his practice on the civil litigation of employment law and civil rights cases. In addition to his law practice, Melvin is a nationally sought after speaker and lecturer on employment law and civil rights issues. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma teaching classes regarding employment law and the civil rights movement.