Melanie H. Stevens
Melanie is a trial attorney. She has focused her practice on product liability, personal injury, and professional liability disputes. Melanie prides herself on her ability to fully understand complex legal and scientific issues, her ability to thoroughly analyze issues and strategy, and her compassion for her clients. Whether analyzing claims pre-suit, filing a complaint, conducting legal research, 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, the board room, or on stage giving presentations.
Melanie has been selected to the Maine Rising Stars List, which is a recognition given to only 2.5% of lawyers in each state, in 2013, 2014, and 2015. 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 in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Melanie is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. When necessary, she has been admitted pro hac vice to practice outside of Maine and Massachusetts.
Melanie is a member of Defense Research Institute and a monthly contributor to the DRI Maine Legislative Update. She is also a member of the Greater Portland YMCA Advisory Board.
When Melanie is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their two sons, Stratton and Charlie. She and her family spend most of their time outdoors, whether running races, competing in triathlons, or biking around the Portland peninsula.