Overview

Ms. Melendez joined Walton Lantaff’s Orlando office in 2015 as an associate attorney. Her primary areas of practice are business law, insurance defense and construction defect litigation. While at Florida A&M College of Law, Ms. Melendez served as a judicial law clerk for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, was a Certified Legal Intern for the College of Law Housing Clinic, interned for the County Attorney’s Office of Seminole County and clerked for a family law firm.

Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. Melendez had a career in business development for seven years. She partnered with construction and real estate clients to bring them service based solutions.

Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Construction Defense Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida, 2015
  • U.S. Middle District, U.S. Southern District

Education:

  • Florida A&M College of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • Juris Doctor, 2015
    • Dean’s List
    • Book Award Recipient (Professional Responsibility)
    • Two-term President – Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
    • ABA Moot Court Competition Team
    • ABA Client Counseling Competition Team
  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida
    • Bachelors of Business Administration, Marketing, 2005
    • Dean’s List

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Seminole County Chamber of Commerce

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