Partner, Delaware Co. Office
8 West Second Street
Media, PA 19063
Melissa A. Schwartz is a partner in the Delaware County office of Naulty, Scaricamazza & and McDevitt, LLC and practices with the firm's Workers' Compensation Department. Melissa, who joined the firm in 1997, concentrates her practice in the area of workers' compensation.
Melissa assists self-insured and insured clients in the defense of claims involving work-related injuries. She also handles claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry and public employers and their workers' compensation insurers. Melissa has extensive experience handling issues involving: defenses, fraud, subrogation, and appeals.
Melissa is an active member of the legal community. She was on the Board of Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She served as Chair (2003), Chair-elect (2002) and Financial Secretary (2001). She implemented various programs and activities to promote the YLD and pro bono service. She served on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association from 2004-2007. She was appointed to the Judicial Selection Committee from 2004-2007. She has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Conference of County Bar Leaders, receiving two awards for her service. Melissa was also recognized by the American Bar Association for outstanding activities and accomplishments in 2001 and 2002. She is a frequent lecturer on workers' compensation matters, and has authored several articles on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter concerning lawyers' lifestyle issues.
She is currently serving her second term as a Supervisor for Whitemarsh Township. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board. In 2011, she was appointed by Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards to the Montgomery County Legal Transition Team. She was also appointed to the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Families in 2012.
Melissa's charitable activities include her involvement with Laurel House and Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. During the years 2005-2007 and again in 2010, Melissa was awarded with "Rising Star Super Lawyer" commendations by Super Lawyers magazine.
Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College in 1992, and received her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in 1996, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Melissa also served as law clerk for the Honorable Marc Weinberg, Department of Labor and Industry, from 1996 to 1997. Melissa is admitted to practice before the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
• Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1992
• Juris Doctorate, Widener University School of Law, 1996
• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
• State of New Jersey
• Supreme Court of the United States
• Montgomery County Bar Association
• Philadelphia Bar Association