Melanie Romero is an associate in the firm’s casualty litigation department, where she defends insured and self-insured entities in a variety of litigation contexts, including premises liability, automobile accidents, products liability, construction matters, and professional liability.
Before joining Margolis Edelstein, Melanie served as an associate attorney at a medical malpractice defense firm in King of Prussia, PA. In law school, Melanie graduated with a dual JD/MBA degree. She was an associate editor and staff writer for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal. Her case note “Check to the Head: The Tragic Death of NHL Enforcer Derek Boogard and the NHL’s Negligence-How Enforcers are Treated as Second-Class Employees” is published. She received the Dorothy Day Award for pro-bono service. She was also active in extra-curricular activities and was the Vice President of the Asian and Asian Pacific Law Students Association and Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. During her last semester, she was a member of the Villanova Law Clinic for Asylum, Refugee & Emigrant Services (CARES), where she was part of a two law student team that was successful in obtaining asylum for a family of three Honduran refugees.
She obtained her undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 2012, where she majored in Criminal Justice, Philosophy, and History with a Business Minor. She received the Senior Class Poet award and helped found the first Asian-interest sorority on campus, which is still thriving today. She was also a member of Phi Sigma Tau, a philosophy honors society.