MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
Mellyne Ogonjo is a senior associate in our Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution department.
Her area of speciality is commercial and family litigation. Not one to shy away from a good challenge, over time, Mellyne has expanded her scope of litigation to include: Employment and Labour Relations, Banking litigation, Aviation and Maritime Law.
Her proficiency in research enables her to come up with some of the most detailed and well-reasoned legal opinions and pleadings. A dedicated team player, Mellyne works well with every member of our staff and always makes it her responsibility to ensure that the pupils and trainee advocates meet their monthly targets.
At first glance, you might think that Mellyne is a polite, quiet and shy advocate. Her looks should not deceive you. Polite she is but shy she has never been. Mellyne commands a presence everywhere she goes and her authoritative voice is one which is known beyond the Kenyan jurisdiction due to her contribution in the mooting fraternity. Mellyne has participated in various Moot Court competitions, some of which include the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the Jean-Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law in Drakensberg South Africa, the 4th World Human Rights Moot Court Competition University of Pretoria South Africa, the All Africa Human Rights Moot Court Competition University of Pretoria South Africa, the Justice Lee G. Muthoga Moot Court Competition and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) International Moot Court Competition Arusha Tanzania, among others. To date, she spends most of her Saturdays mentoring young advocates and adjudicating moot court competitions in various universities.
The zeal that Mellyne has in each task she performs at the office extends also to her personal life. Her friends will tell you that she is an all-weather kind of friend. She will be there through their ups, downs, smiles and tears. No matter the occasion, she will always be there. Truly, this is one of the most admirable attributes of Mellyne. In a world where most people lack in consistency, Mellyne is ever so uncompromising on her standards, a trait that has been beneficial to both friends and clients. She is also an active participant at the Church in which she fellowships. In everything she does, she puts her heart, mind and soul.