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Melina M. Garland



After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, Melina represented unions and union members in employment-related matters both in an in-house counsel capacity and in private practice.  Subsequently she joined a Boston firm representing clients in products liability and professional malpractice defense. She has conducted and directed internal investigations in an in-house capacity for a large government agency and most recently spent six years practicing in the areas of insurance defense and general liability insurance coverage for a prominent Worcester, MA firm.  She also serves as a hearing officer for disciplinary matters before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

Practice Areas
  • Construction

  • Products liability

  • Premises liability

  • Ch. 93A & Ch. 176D

  • Ch. 142A claims

  • Ch. 258 claims

  • Dram shop liability

  • First party property claims

  • Employment and housing discrimination

  • Internal investigations

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2003)

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2003, voluntary inactive)

  • U.S. District of Massachusetts (2007)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2020)

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003

  • Harvard College, A.B. cum laude in English and American Literature and Language, 2000

Professional Memberships
  • Worcester County Bar Association

Legal Publications and Significant Cases           
  • Drake v. Town of Leicester, 484 Mass. 198 (2020)

  • Ramos v. City of Leominster, 97 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2020)

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