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Douglas C. Melcher is a civil litigator who has more than a decade of experience in the private practice of law in the District of Columbia. Mr. Melcher has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including matters arising from allegations of personal injury, professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unfair business practices. He has particularly extensive experience representing individuals seeking justice for physical, emotional, and economic injuries inflicted by the negligent or intentional acts of others, and has helped such individuals obtain millions of dollars in compensatory damages and other relief.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

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Bode & Fierberg, LLP

1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Ninth Floor
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 200005/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2014 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jail Death Case$1,450,000 Settlement
Professional Malpractice Case$875,000 Settlement
Slip-and-Fall Case$350,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogD.C. Law Blog (more than eighty articles from 2011 to present)2015
BookTort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia2014
Law JournalArticle / CommLaw Conspectus2000
Law JournalNote / The George Washington Law Review1998
Law JournalCase Note / The George Washington Law Review1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPolicyMS - Master of Science1996
Syracuse UniversityPhysicsBS - Bachelor of Science1993