This month, we’re thrilled to shine the spotlight on one of our most cherished team members, Melissa de Goede, who has been an invaluable asset to our firm since joining in July 2012.


Journey at ESI Attorneys

Melissa began her journey with us as a junior transfer secretary, bringing along her experience from her previous roles in attorney firms and her time at Absa Bank. At Absa, she worked in the pension department as a receptionist in 2010. It was in 2011 however, when she started working in conveyancing at Roopa Potgieter, that she truly found her passion for conveyancing. Since joining ESI Attorneys, Melissa has not only shown great dedication to her work, but also a genuine joy in what she does.


Family and Background

Melissa’s roots trace back to the Northern Suburbs, having been born in Pretoria. Her family-oriented nature is evident as her folks still reside in the same neighbourhood. She has a sister and an older brother and she cherishes the time they spend together. In 2015 Melissa tied the knot, and she and her husband are proud parents of two young boys, aged 6 and 3.


Passions Beyond the Legal World

Beyond her professional life, Melissa is a warm and sociable individual who loves connecting with people. She finds joy in socialising and enjoys live music events. A true South African at heart, she also relishes spending time with family and friends, especially over a delightful braai.

Melissa’s devotion to her family is heartwarming, and she often takes her boys out to explore new adventures. It’s evident that her boys bring immense joy to her life and she takes great pride in being a loving and supportive mother.


A Valued Team Player

Melissa’s exceptional work ethic and her ability to work well with others make her an integral part of our team. She has also been assisting Caryn Maree, one of our Public Relations Officers, since 2013 and has become an essential support to her. Despite her own workload, Melissa goes the extra mile to assist Caryn with her diary, appointments and marketing activities, showcasing her dedication to the firm’s success.

As we celebrate Melissa’s journey with us, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for her hard work, commitment and positive energy that she brings to our firm daily.

Join us in congratulating Melissa on her continued success and in thanking her for being a shining example of excellence at ESI Attorneys.