NAMWOLF (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms)

WBENC (National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification)

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Committee


Judicial Clerkship, The Honorable William C. Carpenter, Superior Court of Delaware, 2003-2004

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2003

Symposium Editor, Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal

Student-Attorney, Villanova Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic

B.A., Villanova University, 2000



New Jersey

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida


Arbitrator, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Volunteer, Camp Dost, A Pediatric Oncology Camp, Millville, Pennsylvania, 1996-2010.

Marathon Runner, completing ten marathons in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.

Melissa L. Yemma

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Melissa Yemma concentrates her practice in the areas of product liability, retail liability and insurance litigation. In addition, she defends independent and public schools in a variety of matters involving student safety, school policy and civil rights.

Ms. Yemma’s experience covers all aspects of discovery and trial preparation. She has successfully arbitrated many cases in both federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Ms. Yemma is recognized as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers in practice for 10 years or less.