Melissa A. May

Email: mmay@duffykekel.comPhone: 971-244-1828

Melissa A MayAreas of Practice

Estate planning

Charitable planning and organizations

Probate and trust administration








Melissa advises clients regarding tax-efficient transfers of their assets to their family members and other beneficiaries. Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration of estates and trusts. She also advises nonprofit organizations and their founders and funders.

Admitted to Practice

Oregon, 2013
District of Columbia, 2007
Florida, 2011 (inactive)
Virginia, 2001 (inactive)


Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
Auburn University, B.S., cum laude, 1998

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2017-present
Private practice since 2003

Membership & Activities

Governing Board member, Albertina Kerr Centers, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Member of the Estate Planning and Administration, Nonprofit Organizations, and Real Estate and Land Use sections of the Oregon State Bar


Charitable Trusts, Oregon State Bar, Administering Trusts in Oregon, 2018

Dealing with Contraband in Oregon Estates and Trusts, Oregon State Bar Estate Planning & Administration Section Newsletter, January 2018.  Co-author.