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Melissa is a Co-Chair of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group. She focuses her litigation and trial practice on pharmaceutical product liability, medical device product liability, commercial litigation, and e-discovery related issues.

Credentials

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, 1998, J.D., cum laude, Served as the Managing Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review; Participated in Seton Hall's Litigation Clinic representing indigent clients before the New Jersey District Court
  • Drew University, 1991, B.A., Political Science and Philosophy

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey State Bar Association Mercer County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ)
  • The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production

Awards & Recognition

  • Melissa was selected to the Super Lawyers list for Personal Injury-Products: Defense, 2016-2019. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Melissa was ranked by as a top Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts lawyer by Chambers USA. A description of the selection methodology for the Chambers USA rankings can be found at chambersandpartners.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law, 2018-2020. The Best Lawyers in America is issued by Best Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found at bestlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.