Melissa L. Watt
Melissa’s practice focuses on complex business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa clerked for Judge Pat DeWine at Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals. When not at the office, Melissa is on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Women’s Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Mock Trial Association.
Class Action Defense
Media & Communications Law
Breach of Contract
Supreme Court of Ohio
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Ohio Women’s Bar Association
— OWBA Board Member (District 12 Trustee), 2016-current
Cincinnati Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Potter Stewart Inn of Court
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., cum laude
Cincinnati Law Review
Trial Advocacy Team
Henry A. Morrill Constitutional Law Prize
Miami University, M.Ed.
University of Iowa, B.A.
Mock trial outstanding attorney, outstanding witness, and National Championship Tournament team captain
American Mock Trial Association, Director
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer Lawyer
A Cap on Trust: The Ohio General Assembly Should Trust Ohioans to Make Tough Decisions, U. Cin. L. Rev. (Nov. 13, 2013), http://uclawreview.org/2013/11/13/a-cap-on-trust-the-ohio-general-assembly-should-trust-ohioans-to-make-tough-decisions/.
The Promise of Youth Courts, Ohio Women’s Bar Association Network Newsletter, Volume XXV, Issue No. 4, Fall 2016.
Preparing for Oral Arguments for Beginners, Ohio Women’s Bar Association Network Newsletter, Fall 2017.