Melanie Foreman Receives 2019 Craig M. Perry Service Award From the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division

Melanie J. Foreman, associate in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, is the 2019 recipient of the Craig M. Perry Service Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Ms. Foreman will accept the award at the December 5th YLD holiday party to be held at City Winery in Philadelphia.

The Craig M. Perry Service Award is presented annually to a young lawyer (40 years old or younger or within the first three years of practice) who has devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities, including, but not limited to, pro bono and charity work. Mr. Perry was a member of the YLD Executive Committee who suffered an untimely death. He was very involved in community service and active in student-related and other YLD programs.

A member of Marshall Dennehey’s Casualty Department, Ms. Foreman is tireless in devoting her time and energy to multiple causes of the Philadelphia Bar Association and to other civic and community organizations. She is a longtime member of the the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and currently sits on its Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Temple American Inn of Court. She is a member of the Community Legal Services (CLS) Leadership Council, and is the Founder and Chair of “Justice Rising,” a young professionals organization associated with CLS dedicated to access to justice.

She is additionally a member of Impact100 Philadelphia, a women’s group devoted to philanthropic causes in the community. She also serves as the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interviewing Co-Chair for the Philadelphia Region. Beyond these activities and her busy legal practice, Melanie still finds time to play the trombone in Marshall Dennehey’s in-house rock band, “Marshall Dennehey and the Class Action Horns.”

“Melanie is so deserving of this award and we are extremely proud of her,” said Howard P. Dwoskin, Director of Marshall Dennehey’s Casualty Department and a member of the  firm’s Executive Committee. “For Melanie, community service is not an obligation, but a privilege and a calling. We applaud all of her excellent works.”

Ms. Foreman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York.