Meghan C. Lewallen

The Mellino Law Firm, LLC
19704 Center Ridge Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 333-3800
www.christophermellino.com


PRACTICE AREAS:
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Personal Injury

Meghan Lewallen is a partner at The Mellino Law Firm, LLC where she focuses her practice on representing patients and families that are victims of medical negligence and wrongful death. Attorney Lewallen joined the firm in August 2013 after graduating from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, and became a partner in December 2018.

HONORS & EXPERIENCE

Meghan is a proficient attorney who has experience as trial counsel in medical negligence and wrongful death cases in counties across the state of Ohio and has successfully advocated for her clients at the appellate level in both the Eighth and Third Appellate Districts. In recognition of her outstanding legal work, Meghan has been selected by her peers each year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of medical malpractice since 2016, a distinction only 2.5% of lawyers can claim. Meghan has served on the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys Board of Directors since May 2019 and joined the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Board as a Trustee in June 2021.

Meghan graduated from Miami University in May 2010 where she obtained a degree in business economics and marketing. Her background in business has proved invaluable and has better enabled her to analyze each case with a fair, focused eye and pursue long- and short-term goals, strategies, and outcomes for her clients.

Meghan recognized her desire to pursue a career as a trial lawyer while as an extern for the Honorable Judge James S. Gwin in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio. Shortly thereafter, she discovered her passion for representing victims of medical negligence while clerking at another boutique civil litigation firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Exposure to this area of law made her realize the importance of holding individuals in a position of power and trust accountable for their actions and how much people need our voice to bring them justice.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Attorney Lewallen’s dedication to justice is also evident in her community involvement. Meghan serves on the Ambassador’s Committee for The First Tee of Cleveland, a non-profit national organization that serves its local communities by shaping the lives of the city’s youth from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. Meghan is also a member of the Associate Board at the West Side Catholic Center, which provides individuals and families in need with food, clothing, shelter, and advocacy on their journey to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

In her free time, Meghan enjoys golfing, skiing, reading, and traveling. She is also an avid Cleveland sports fan dedicated to the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers.

EDUCATION
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude
Miami University, B.S., 2010

BAR ADMISSIONS
Ohio
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

AWARDS
Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2016-2022
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2021

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
American Association for Justice
Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys Board of Directors
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Board Trustee
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Ohio State Bar Association
West Shore Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS
Ohio House Bill 606: Civil Immunity Related to COVID-19 Lawsuits, CATA News, Spring 2021
“Adapting to the Pandemic”, CATA News, Winter 2020-2021
“Nuts & Bolts Of Ohio Civil Rule 30(B)(5): Deposition Of A Corporation” by Meghan C. Lewallen and Calder C. Mellino, CATA News, Spring 2020
“Connecting to Millennial & iGen Jurors“, CATA News, Winter 2019-2020
“1006 Summary Witness: The Nurse as a Summary Provider,” CATA News, Spring 2014
“Cloud Computing: A Lawyer’s Ethical Duty to Act With Reasonable Care When Storing Client Confidences ‘In the Cloud’” Cleveland State Law Review February 2013
"Neutralizing The Issue of Sympathy", CATA News, Winter 2021-2022

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Associate Board Member at the West Side Catholic Center
Ambassador’s Committee Member of The First Tee of Cleveland