Melissa H. Luce

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  • Managing Partner at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC (9 Attorneys)
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Biography

Bar admissions

West Virginia State Bar, 1986U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1986U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1986New Jersey State Bar, 1991U. S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1991U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1991Pennsylvania State Bar, 2000New York State Bar, 2003U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2003U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2003Education

J. D., West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV, 1986Named Outstanding Graduate, WVU College of Law, 1986Patrick Duffy Koontz Award, 1986Moot Court Board Member 1983-1986Law School Council, President 1985-1986Office of U. S. Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, Intern 1985Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV, 1983Magna cum laudeHistory and political science majorsOxford University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England, 1981Dean's listStudent Government, PresidentGovernor's Advisory Board of StudentsIntercollegiate women's basketball and tennis teamsCertifications

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney while an attorney practicing in New JerseyReported cases

Cavallaro v. Jamco Prop. Mgt., 334 N.J.Super. 557 (App.Div.2000)Correia v. Sherry, 335 N.J.Super. 50 (Law Div, 2000)Kosnoski v. Howeley, 33 F.3d 376 (4th Cir. 1994)Torrence v. Kusminsky, 408 S.E.2d 684 (W.Va. 1991)Board of Education, County of Kanawha v. McCuskey, 403 S.E.2d 17 (W.Va. 1991)Paul v. National Life, 352 S.E.2d (W.Va. 1986), 63 A.L.R.4th 155Unpublished cases

Kosnoski v. Howeley, 976 F.2d 726 (4th Cir. 1992)Taywood Mining, Inc. v. Wellman, 867 F.2d 609 (4th Cir. 1989)Brown v. South Street Presbyterian Church, Docket No. A-3952-98 (App.Div. 2000)Burton v. Schiavone Construction Co., Inc., Docket No. A-3097-00T5 (App.Div. 2003)Publications

"Determining and Proving Damages," National Business Institute, Inc."Legal Issues in Patient Counseling," Menopause Management, May 1994"The Business of Litigation: When to Say Yes or No," ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation Seminar, February 27, 1999"Ensuring Fair Play in Game to Get Medical Records," New Jersey Law Journal, January 20, 2003Honors

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005 to presentBoard of Governors, New Jersey AAJ (formerly NJ-ATLA)Guest speaker, "Truth Telling and Disclosure of Medical Errors," Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, New Jersey, November 18, 2005AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell® The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney while an attorney practicing in New Jersey

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Davis & Elkins College, B.A., History & Political Science, magna cum laude, Dean's List, President, Student Government, Governor's Advisory Board of Students, Intercollegiate Women's Basketball and Tennis, 1983; Oxford University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford England, 1981
Law School Attended:
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., Named Outstanding Graduate, Winner Patrick Duffy Koontz Award, 1986, Member of Moot Court Board, 1983-1986, President, Law School Council, 1985-1986, President, Student Government, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia; 1991, U. S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2003, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1986, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1991, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2003, United States District Court, Southern District of New York; 2003, New York; 1986, West Virginia; 1991, New Jersey; 2000, Pennsylvania
Reported Cases:
Cavallaro v. Jamco Prop. Mgt., 334 N.J.Super. 557 (App.Div.2000); Correia v. Sherry, 335 N.J.Super. 50 (Law Div, 2000); Kosnoski v. Howeley, 33 F.3d 376 (4th Cir. 1994); Torrence v. Kusminsky, 408 S.E.2d 684 (W.Va. 1991); Board of Education, County of Kanawha v. McCuskey, 403 S.E.2d 17 (W.Va. 1991); Paul v. National Life, 352 S.E.2d (W.Va. 1986), 63 A.L.R.4th 155; Unpublished: Kosnoski v. Howeley, 976 F.2d 726 (4th Cir. 1992); Taywood Mining, Inc. v. Wellman, 867 F.2d 609 (4th Cir. 1989); Brown v. South Street Presbyterian Church, Docket No. A-3952-98 (App.Div. 2000); Burton v. Schiavone Construction Co., Inc., Docket No. A-3097-00T5 (App.Div. 2003)
Certifications:
( Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney while an attorney practicing in New Jersey )
ISLN:
900473331
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