Meet the Team
Tyler Rands is the founding attorney of RandsLaw and is licensed to practice before the State and Federal courts of Idaho. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Darrel R. Perry and later the Honorable John M. Melanson on the Idaho Court of Appeals. He then spent several years as an associate for a local law firm in Twin Falls, Idaho before branching out and forming his own business. He has since grown that brand into a well-respected name in the Magic Valley Community.
Mr. Rands has represented clients at all levels of the Idaho judicial system and in a wide variety of subject matters. He has represented clients in misdemeanor and felony criminal matters as well as post-conviction relief. He has represented parents and children in numerous CPS cases. He has been appointed as a guardian ad litem and attorney for protected persons in guardianship matters. He has extensive experience in divorce, custody and child support disputes, guardianships/conservatorships, adoption, probate, landlord/tenant matters, personal injury, and contract and property disputes. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Rands also represents a number of clients with business formations, contract and transactional matters, including loans, asset purchases and secured transactions, as well as with estate planning needs.
Mr. Rands graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law, where he served as a Senior Managing Editor of the Law Review. He also received a B.S. in Microbiology from Brigham Young University after returning from a two-year LDS mission in Northeastern Brazil.
Mr. Rands is married with six children. When not spending time with them and their extensive activities and schedules, he enjoys pursuing music and theater productions. He sang bass in a champion barbershop quartet. He has performed the Star Spangled Banner with the Twin Falls Municipal Band and the last two Twin Falls County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner. He has participated in numerous local musical theater productions in the Magic Valley, including Into the Woods, The Music Man, and The Little Mermaid through the Orpheum Theater.
Senior Associate Attorney
Kirk Melton began his legal career in 2011 clerking for then-District Judge G. Richard Bevan. Mr. Melton then spent several years as an associate for a local law firm in Twin Falls, Idaho, representing companies and individuals in a wide array of litigation matters before all levels of the Idaho judicial system. He has also assisted numerous clients with their business, estate, and probate needs. Mr. Melton represents a diverse group of clients, including homeowner’s associations, landlords/tenants, businesses, insureds, and contractors.
Mr. Melton graduated magna cum laude from the Brigham Young University Law School, where he served on the BYU Law Review as a Senior Editor. Kirk also received his B.S. from Brigham Young University magna cum laude after serving a two-year LDS mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He remains fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Melton is married with two children and one on the way. He and his wife are very competitive in soccer, basketball, running, pickleball, and volleyball. They also enjoy snowboarding, camping, swimming, and being outside. In April 2018, Mr. Melton placed second overall in the “Falls to Falls” 5.2 mile run—an accomplishment of which RandsLaw is very proud.
Mr. Melton assists clients in virtually all of their litigation needs. He is licensed to practice law before all State and Federal courts of Idaho.
The Rest of the Team
Michelle Morrow grew up in Twin Falls and loves the Magic Valley. She graduated from Link’s School of Business in Legal Studies and has been in the legal field since 1982. After spending many years in the Phoenix area, she came home to finish raising her children and be near family.
Ms. Morrow loves being a paralegal and being able to help others. There is always something new to learn. While she has worked in many areas of law, her specialty is in the areas of adoptions, collections and personal injury. She has worked for law firms in Boise, Phoenix and Twin Falls.
Music is a big part of Ms. Morrow’s life as she sings, conducts choirs, plays musical instruments and has been a music teacher for many years. When the warm weather hits, you will find her on the lake water skiing and boating with her family and friends or taking care of the many flowers in her yard. She is married with three children and is also a grandmother. Her goal in life is to make a difference in someone else’s life every day.
Bethany Wakefield serves as the firm’s office manager and handles all of the firm’s administrative and billing needs. She loves to interact with the firm’s clients, so she insists on sitting up front and also acting as the firm receptionist—just so she can greet our clients with a smile and make sure they’re having a good day.
Ms. Wakefield moved to Idaho in 2017 after spending the previous 13 years living in Mexico with her missionary family. She remains fluent in Spanish and loves to cook authentic Mexican cuisine for the office—all while making sure that the attorneys don’t take themselves too seriously.