Melissa works with clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including regulatory counseling in areas such as hazardous waste, air pollution control, water pollution control, and toxic substances. Melissa handles transactional work, including environmental due diligence and drafting transaction documents, as well as works on complex environmental litigation, including products liability claims and toxic torts. In addition, Melissa handles complex environmental matters, focusing on issues related to corporate successorship and liability, cleanup and response costs, soil and groundwater contamination, diminution in value to property, and Natural Resource Damages. Melissa assists in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting discovery requests and responses, managing large scale document reviews and productions, motion practice, and trial preparation.
Prior to joining Archer, Melissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Aimee R. Belgard, P.J. Cv., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County. Melissa also served as an intern to the Honorable Sherry R. Fallon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and to the Honorable Peter G. Sheridan in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Melissa received her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She was a Beasley Scholarship Recipient and Andrew Bralow Scholarship Recipient. During law school, Melissa served as President and Student Bar Association Representative for the Business Law Society, as well as a Senator in the Student Bar Association.