Melissa A. Ruff, an associate, practices in the litigation department of Szaferman Lakind. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Travis L. Francis, Assignment Judge Superior Court, Middlesex Vicinage. During her clerkship, Melissa served as a mediator in the Special Civil Part of the Middlesex Law Division.
Melissa received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law where she was an executive board member of the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy and an executive board member of the Moot Court team. She was also a member of the Health Care Law Moot Court team. After her first year she received the Dean's Award and upon graduation she received the Law, Litigation and Advocacy Award.
Melissa received her B.A. in Government and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College where she was a member and captain of the school's Division III soccer team.