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Wayne S. Melnick

Wayne S. Melnick

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Reason: Government Attorney

Practice areas:

State, Local And Municipal Law, Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Energy & Utilities, Employment & Labor

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    About Me

    Wayne worked for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel from 1991 to 2008. While assigned to represent the Pennsylvania
    State System of Higher Education, he advised state universities on a wide variety of topics including: compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements; open meetings and open records issues; capital construction; real estate; constitutional law; student affairs; campus law enforcement; debt collection; computer systems; technology transfers; employment and benefits; labor law; construction and contract litigation.

    Wayne represented the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in front of various administrative agencies including: the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board; State Employees’ Retirement System; Public School Employees’ Retirement System; Commonwealth Board of Claims; Department of General Services; Civil Service Commission; Pennsylvania Human Relations
    Commission; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; U.S. Department of Education. He handled numerous labor grievances before the American Arbitration Association and has litigated cases in County Courts of Common Pleas and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior, and Supreme Courts.

    Wayne also served as a hearing officer for Pennsylvania’s Charter School Appeal Board and for the Pennsylvania State System Higher Education’s bid protests and residency classification appeals. From 1988 to 1991, Wayne was an Assistant Public
    Defender in Dauphin County where he litigated misdemeanor and felony jury trials.


    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1988

    1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 25%
      25 years
    2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 25%
      24 years
    3. Energy & Utilities: 20%
    4. Real Estate: 20%
    5. Employment & Labor: 10%
      24 years

    Attorney Endorsements

    1 total 

    • Jason Kutulakis

      Mr. Melnick is an incredibly hard working attorney with many years experience.


      Jason Kutulakis Business Attorney
      Relationship: Co-worker




    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Letter of RecognitionPA Secretary of Education2000

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    Legal CounselPA Fiah and Boat Commission2010 - 2012
    Assistant CounselPA Fish and Boat Commission2010 - Present
    Board of CommissionersEast Pennsboro Township2010 - Present
    AssociateAbom & Kutulakis LLP Attorneys At Law2008 - 2010
    Hearing OfficerCharter School Appeal Board1999 - 2008
    Assistant General CounselGovernor's Office of General Counsel1991 - 2008
    Assistant Public DefenderDauphin County Public Defender1988 - 1991
    Law ClerkOffice of Attorney General of Virginia1988 - 1988


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    East Pennsboro Township Board of CommisionersPresident2010 - Present
    Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
    Business Law Section, Cumberland County Bar AssociationChairman2009 - 2010
    Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
    Franklin County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
    Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - 2010
    Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
    National Association of College and University AttorneysMember1991 - 2008

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Dynamic Student Services v. State System of Higher educationFavorable to client.
    Flagg v State System of Higher EducationFavorable for Client

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    Publication NameTitleDate
    PBI -Boating Law and LiabilityBoating Under the Influence2012
    12 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 1 (1987)Ocean Incineration of Hazardous Waste1987


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
    Saint Joseph's UniversityInternational RelationsA.B.1985

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    PBI -Boating Law and LiabilityBoating Under the Influence2012
    Information Technology Officers ConferenceFederal Rules for Preservation of Electronically Stored Information2007
    Human Resources Directors ConferenceInvestigation of Labor Grievances2006