What They're Saying . . .
"I've been very moved by your columns in the Highlander. Your words were exactly what I needed to hear at a time when I'm facing major changes and challenges in my life. You helped me to focus on what was important and remember to trust myself without knowing the outcome. I look forward to reading more."
~Carole Cardon, Photographer, Golden, CO
"Melissa Johnson has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to me, time and again. I benefit greatly from her collaboration, advice, legal services and creative talents. Her guidance often incorporates an underlying base of spiritual understanding . . . of living life with purpose, grace and acceptance. Her insight and expertise are far-reaching and universal--she is a rare gem."
~TR Hughes- Author & Poet, Former Restaurateur--Phoenix, AZ
"I have to tell you, I've heard a lot of pro's and con's about my divorce. I've read books and tried to figure out what went wrong. It has been painful and awful and I've tried to come to terms with it. I have to commend and appreciate you, because out of everything I have read and heard you have helped me more than you will ever know with what you wrote when you said, "I beleive that not everything is meant to last forever. Sometimes things fall away because we've outgrown them or we need to be available to something else." Thank you for a great way to look at things, I really owe you. Again thanks."
~ J.R., Northern Virginia
"Melissa really walks her talk. She has that rare quality of looking at any given situation, no matter the issue, and handling it with grace and compassion. When some would become rattled and unreasonable in a heated business transaction, I have found Melissa to maintain her professionalism and integrity, always working to reach a win-win solution. I know I can count on her to be thoughtful and articulate in her communication. I always look forward to working with Melissa."
~Janet Ingvaldsen, Real Estate Agent--Boulder, CO / Seattle, WA
“How often do you move to a new area, not know a soul, step into an attorney’s office—yes, an attorney’s office—and make a friend for life? It only took a few minutes of sitting and talking with Melissa Johnson to realize just how guided I had been. Through the years, as my business has expanded, surviving turbulent ups and downs and riding occasional waves of success, I have seen friends come and go and partners step out the back door when the going got tough. But my relationship with Melissa has endured.
Melissa has always gone FAR beyond her call as an attorney and business advisor. In addition to keeping me and my companies safe, she has been a trusted confidant, spiritual guide, creative collaborator and springboard for ideas, and a great friend and conversationalist. I am amazed sometimes as I talk with Melissa about different thoughts and ideas, on a variety of topics; all I have to do is bring up an issue and I hear her kind voice say, “I was just reading about that and I think….” Some thirteen years later, I have come to rely on her for business and personal advice. She is a great attorney and friend, and a wonderful human being.”
~Ron Sassano, Developer & Business Owner, Client & Friend, Destin, Florida
"As an editor and publisher of a regional monthly magazine for the northwest Denver, Colorado Metropolitan areas, I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa Johnson on a monthly basis. Her articles are professional, well thought out and informative. Her photography is excellent and it is easy to see that she has a good eye for her subjects. Melissa is a joy to work with and is always open to suggestions though she rarely needs editing, as her work is top notch . . . I think there are no limits for her abilities, and she reliably respects industry deadlines and standards. Her contributions to the Highlander are a great bonus for my readers and advertisers. It is my hope that she continues to write and take pictures and submit her work for many years to come."
~Anita Wilks, Editor & Publisher, Highlander Monthly, Colorado