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Melinda Ghilardi is a trial lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience. Prior to joining Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, Melinda worked with the Federal Defender’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for over three decades. Melinda began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County.

Contact & Links
  • 41 North Main Street
    Carbondale, PA 18407
  • 510 Third Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd, Suite 1690
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • 197 North Cedar Street
    Hazleton, PA 18201
  • 27 North Sixth Street
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
  • 609 Hamilton Street
    Allentown, PA 18101
  • 1170 Route 315, Suite 1-B
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • 227 Penn Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18503
  • University of Scranton, BS, graduated 1980
  • University of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Law, graduated 1983
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Association of Federal Defenders - Secretary
  • Association of Women Lawyers in Lackawanna County - Treasurer
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member
  • American Association of Justice - Member
  • Melvin M. Belli Society - Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Member
  • Lackawanna Bar Association - Member
  • Lackawanna Bar Foundation - Vice President
Court Admissions
  • Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Munley Law
Headquarters: Scranton, Pennsylvania

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • University of Scranton, Frank J. O’Hara Alumni Award, 2000

  • Scranton-Pocono Council, Girl Scouts of America, Woman of Distinction, 2000

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, Lynette Norton Award, 2004

  • Athena Award, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 2005

  • Lackawanna Pro Bono, Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award, 2016

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2022-2023


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