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Melody L. Rayl

Of Counsel, Kansas City
Kansas City
t: 816.460.0201
f: 816.842.8767


Melody Rayl is Of Counsel in the firm's Kansas City office. Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling.

She has defended employers in individual discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation from inception through resolution in both state and federal court. Melody has also defended employers in collective action wage and hour disputes and other employment class action litigation. 

Melody provides employee training to her business clients on a variety of employment related topics and regularly counsels her clients through difficult situations with an eye to preventing litigation before it occurs. 

Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Melody spent 20 years in law enforcement, which provides her with a unique ability to assist clients in effectively investigating claims of discrimination and harassment.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011-2016)

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, Johnson County Bar Association
  • Intelligence Analyst - Intelligence & Security Command, Army (1978-1984)

Community Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Johnson County Community College (2008-2013)



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