Melanie joined the firm in 2014. She became a partner in 2018 and Managing Partner in 2020. The focus of Melanie’s practice is civil litigation with an emphasis on civil rights litigation and governmental liabilities and immunities. Melanie has significant litigation experience. She has appeared before the Sixth Circuit, State Court of Appeals, trial courts and administrative agencies.
Melanie also presents seminars and trainings on a variety of topics including discrimination and harassment and law enforcement liability. Melanie has presented to the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association and the County Loss Control Coordinators Association. Melanie is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
Aside from practicing law, Melanie is a spinning instructor and enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Walter, a miniature schnauzer they rescued. Melanie also volunteers with the Women’s Fund as a grant reader.