Melissa A. Izenson

  was born and raised in northern New Jersey.  She attended Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts where she studied History and French and received her Bachelors of Arts, cum laude.  After graduation, she worked as a litigation paralegal for a large New York City law firm, where she assisted the defense team on a major securities fraud prosecution in the Southern District of New York.  She attended Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and obtained her J.D., also cum laude.  After graduation, she practiced civil litigation in New Jersey with a prominent mid-sized law firm, concentrating in construction litigation.

Melissa moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1999, and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 2001.  She now calls Columbus her home and enjoys the Midwestern lifestyle.  Melissa concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, business and commercial litigation, probate, and collections/ creditor’s rights.  She represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial and employment matters.  She is a good listener, who listens to her clients and helps them reach their goals.  Although she is regularly successful on her client’s behalf in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, she also has significant trial experience.  Her litigation experience includes a broad range of disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, commercial leasing, construction disputes, and employment-related matters, as well as post-judgment collections.  In 2007, Melissa was appointed by the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, to serve as a Special Master in foreclosure cases before that court.

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Bar Admissions:

  • State of Ohio (2001)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2001)
  • New York (1994)
  • New Jersey (1993)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

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