Melissa Rhea

Melissa Rhea: Attorney with Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Senior Trial Attorney at Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C. (6 Attorneys)
  • 888 17th Street, N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20006
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Attorney Awards


Recipient, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 2008. Faculty, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, 1996-. Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Georgetown Law School, 1998-. Mediation Trainer, District of Columbia Superior Court Mediation Program, 1995, 1997. Alternative Dispute Resolution Trainer: Republic of Tanzania, August-September 1996, February 1998. Republic of Zambia, April 2000, August 2000, May 2001, May 2002, June 2002. Romania 2005. Volunteer Case Evaluator/Mediator: District of Columbia Superior Court, 1991-. Listed in: Best Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Birth Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-470-4358  Phone
202 879-7777  Phone
202 393-2245  Fax
University Attended:
Washington University, A.B., cum laude, 1979
Law School Attended:
Washington College of Law of American University, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, Maryland; 1982, District of Columbia; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Women's Bar Association; Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (President, 2006-2007); The American Association of Justice (Sustaining Member); Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member).
Hobbies & interests:
Melissa is a lifelong bowler, with two perfect 300 games bowled in tournament competitions.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Other - Call to discuss.
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Washington, District of Columbia

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