Melanie concentrates her practice in the areas of civil litigation, environmental law and medical malpractice defense. She has experience defending both small and large companies and individuals in Federal and State courts against personal injury, premises liability, product liability and car accident claims. Melanie also practices in the firm’s Environmental law division where she represents businesses and individuals in multi-party environmental matters including compliance and site cleanups. Additionally, Melanie has experience defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other health care providers in all aspects of medical malpractice claims.

Melanie has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2021 to 2024. She has also been recognized at Indiana University as a recipient of a Merit-Based Scholarship and Rabe Vermillion Scholarship.

Areas of Service
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Medical Malpractice Defense

Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Indiana University, B.S. in Biology with minors in Psychology and Criminal Justice

Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
– Construction Law Publication Chair

Civic & Community Involvement
Melanie has volunteered in Kindergarten classrooms in the IPS school system