Melissa is an associate in the firm's Fraud and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) group where she focuses her practice on large loss fraud and medical provider fraud. Melissa's practice focuses heavily on fraud investigation, and involves the assessment and evaluation of both medical provider fraud and fraudulent claims on the part of clients' insureds. Melissa also has experience dealing with insurance coverage disputes, representing numerous insurance carriers across multiple states for the purposes of SIU investigation, bad faith litigation and general defense litigation.
Melissa earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and went on to receive her juris doctor from Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware. During her time as a law student, she was the recipient of an Academic Achievement Award in Advanced Analytical Applications for her superb writing skills.
Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Melissa was employed with Marshall Dennehey as a paralegal in the SIU department. Melissa worked as a paralegal full time while attending law school at night. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys playing music and has had the opportunity to sing in international competitions. Melissa also enjoys participating in numerous organized walks to raise autism awareness.