Melanie H. Stevens
Melanie focuses her practice on product liability, personal injury, and professional liability disputes, predominantly involving claims resulting from fire or explosion. She prides herself on her ability to fully understand complex legal and scientific issues. Whether coordinating investigations, analyzing claims pre-suit, developing litigation strategy, or arguing on behalf of her clients in court, Melanie works efficiently and effectively to help clients achieve their goals.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Melanie was a Division I swimmer and captain of the Florida International University Swimming and Diving Team. It is her experience as an athlete to which Melanie attributes her ability to succeed as a litigator. Melanie understands the importance of hard work and dedication, she is a natural leader and a fierce competitor. These skills, which she developed through years of competitive athletics enable her to have the confidence and ability to thrive in the courtroom.
Melanie has been selected to the Maine Rising Stars List, which is a recognition given to only 2.5% of lawyers in each state, every year since 2013. She has also been recognized as Katahdin Counsel, a designation earned by providing at least 50 hours of pro bono service in a year, by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Melanie is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Association of Women in Energy. In 2017, Melanie completed the National Fire Investigation Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University.
Melanie is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and has been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions when necessary.