Melissa Paris Miller is an associate at Friedman Schuman, where she concentrates her practice on the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, crime victims and product liability litigation.
Her family’s own history with the medical system makes it easy for her to relate to clients and families dealing with sensitive medical and legal issues. When Melissa was 14 years old, she founded a non-profit corporation to raise awareness and support medical research for childhood epilepsy, after her sister contracted a virus that took away her ability to speak.
Her early start as an advocate for people who cannot speak for themselves has continued to inspire her. Melissa focuses on fighting for people who have been seriously injured as a result of medical mistake, surgical error, misdiagnosis or some other wrongdoing. She has successfully obtained several six and seven figure verdicts and settlements. She also serves as an arbitrator for the Montgomery County Court of Commons Pleas.
Melissa attended University of Maryland before receiving her law degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. While in law school, she distinguished herself as an executive board member of Widener’s trial advocacy honor society and won several awards for her trial, legal writing, and pro-bono work.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
J.D. – 2011
University of Maryland
B.A. – 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships
Montgomery Bar Association