Based on 5 reviews
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Melissa and I first began to work together because her firm was approved counsel with our EPLI carrier. Now, I would not trust any of my Maryland matters to anyone but her. She is a true colleague and took the time to learn my Company, our industry, employee training, policies so we are 99.99% always on the same page together with litigation strategies. We've worked together probably for more than 6 or 7 years.
I worked with Melissa on a complex and thorny employment discrimination matter that was wrought with hostility and an assumption of guilt despite evidence to the contrary. Melissa provided constant and reliable legal and business guidance; leadership to insure we never lost site of the end goal; and the occasional "grin & tonic" when the challenges seemed almost unbearable. I highly recommend Melissa (especially if the stakes are high) and would hire her again without hesitation.
I retained Melissa for several employment litigation matters and employment counsel matters when I was in-house counsel for an international corporation. She provided timely advice to me and to members of management. She also prepared for and managed an arbitration proceeding, on which we received a defense ruling. Melissa is knowledgeable on all employment matters (and has a special expertise in the areas where ADA and FMLA overlap). She had an excellent way of dealing with corporate managers, and provided real-life solutions to employment issues. Because of her common-sense approach, I would often suggest that HR Managers call her directly with difficult problems. I enjoyed working with Melissa and I have referred her to other potential clients.
Melissa has represented our company as our lawyer in a couple of employment-related issues. She has been effective in her evaluation of the situations presented to her and the course of action to take. We communicated frequently during the process, where Melissa gave us good advice on how to proceed. We were completely satisfied with her level of knowledge and responsiveness to our needs.
I've worked with Melissa for 5+ years, she has regularly gone above and beyond what I expected – now I am spoiled.