Melissa Foster Bird

Melissa Foster Bird


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2012

Huntington, West Virginia

Practice Areas

Railroad Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Railroad Law
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Melissa Foster Bird is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s West Virginia office. She has served as lead trial counsel in more than 30 trials in state and federal courts in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia. Her experience includes representing clients in complex cases in the pharmaceutical, medical device, transportation, and chemical industries—including other manufacturers, retailers, and convenience stores—in some of the most difficult venues in the nation.

Location

  • 949 Third Avenue, Suite 200
    Huntington, WV 25701

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, West Virginia Bar Admission
  • Kentucky, Kentucky Bar Admission
  • Ohio, Ohio Bar Admission
  • Virginia, Virginia Bar Admission

Affiliations

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia - Member
  • DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel - Faculty, litigation trial school
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel - Member

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
San Diego, California

216 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

70 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Railroad Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Railroad Law, Charleston, WV (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Railroad Law

Awards:

  • Benchmark Litigation "Future Star" (2018)
  • The Nelson Mullins Sara Turnipseed “Women on the Go” Award recognizing promotion of opportunity and success for women attorneys (2017)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011–2014)
  • The Legal 500: U.S. Edition, litigation practice (2011-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® -- Railroad Law (2012–2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® -- 2013 Best Lawyer of the Year, Charleston, W. Va., Railroad Law

Defended claim of employer

Defended claim of employer negligently assigning worker to tasks knowing they were beyond his physical restrictions

Defended allegation of sexual harassment

Defended allegation of sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge, emotional distress, libel, slander, and defamation

Defended claim of a disabling back injury

Defended claim of a disabling back injury during the course of heavy industrial work and claim that tools and methods provided by employer created a unsafe work environment

Defended allegation of cumulative trauma injuries

In a Mingo County, West Virginia case, defended allegation of cumulative trauma injuries during work due to the unsafe manner in which he was asked to perform his job

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