Media Relations Director
Melody McDonald Lanier is the Media Relations Director at Varghese Summersett PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, Melody was a well-known journalist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Tarrant County Courthouse was among her beats and many of her 3,000-plus articles covered breaking news at the courthouse. During her 12 years at the Star-Telegram, Melody appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News, Court TV and other national television programs.
Melody covered numerous national stories, including the American Sniper trial and the escape of the Texas Seven. Melody also previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune. She also served as the first Public Information Officer for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office between 2011 and 2015.
Melody brings a unique skill set to Varghese Summersett. The firm’s attorneys are called upon to represent and consult with well-known politicians, celebrities, and other high-profile clients. Melody’s experience and media relationships help ensure the defense narrative is provided to the right media outlets at the right time. Melody gives the attorneys at Varghese Summersett unparalleled access to reporters across the country.
Melody is also the primary point of contact for the firm when the media needs a quote, interview, or comment about current events. If you are a member of the media, you can contact Melody online, at the office (817) 203-2220, or on her cell phone (817) 821-3935.