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Law Office of Melissa Menkel McGuire LLC

1700 Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21211

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    21 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael David

    Melissa has worked in her specialty on my clients. They learned to rely on her, felt she was sensitive to their needs.


    Michael David Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Theodore B Godfrey

    I hold Melissa McGuire in exceptionally high regard both generally and specifically in her field of focus, employment litigation and negotiation on behalf of employers. On more than one occasion I have solicited her views on cases which I am handling on behalf of worker clients, and have gladly made referrals to her office of clients, particularly employers, seeking assistance in negotiation or litigation. Very strongly recommended.


    Theodore Godfrey Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


DCActive 199710/01/2009
WVAuthorized to practice law199506/11/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer- Employment Law - ManagementBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Law Firm - Employment Law -ManagementBest Lawyers in America2014
SuperLawyer - Employment LawSuperLawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Employment Law - ManagementBest Lawyers in America2013
"Go To" Business LawyerSmartCEO Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and AttorneyLaw Office of Melissa Menkel McGuire LLC2011 - Present
PartnerWhiteford Taylor & Preston1995 - 2011
AssociateSteptoe & Johnson1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Labor and Employment Section, Maryland State Bar AssociationSection Council2010 - Present
Better Business BureauBoard Member2009 - Present
Better Business BureauPersonnel Committee2006 - Present
College of Notre Dame of MarylandAssociate Trustee2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Blakeney v. City of AnnapolisMotion to Dismiss Granted.
Jackson v. American Healthways Government Services, Inc., et al.Motion for Summary Judgment Granted, Affirmed on Appeal
Pettis v. House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.Motion for Summary Judgment Granted, Affirmed on Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Bar JournalCriminal and Credit Background Checks in the Employment Context2013
Maryland Bar JournalChanging Personnel Issues in an Economic Downturn2009
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Corporate damages under Title VII and other civil rights statues that apply to employment2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
College of Notre Dame of MarylandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IPMA-HR - Patuxent River Basin - Quarterly MeetingThe Legal Implications of Criminal and Credit Background Checks in Employment2013
Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting - Labor and Employment Law SectionAmericans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and Workers' Compensation2007