Melissa L. English
Melissa L. English joined Smith, Gildea & Schmidt after moving to Baltimore in 2015, and comes to the firm with a decade of trial experience in state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including class actions, commercial and intellectual property litigation, and personal injury. She is barred in Maryland and North Carolina, and is admitted to federal trial and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions.
Most recently, Melissa served as an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Western Carolina University where she taught real and intellectual property, business litigation, privacy and constitutional law, and was named a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Outstanding Faculty Member. Melissa earned her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and earned multiple appellate and trial advocacy awards. Melissa’s academic work focuses on modern constitutional problems and builds on her experience representing individuals in constitutional litigation.
Clients value Melissa’s detail oriented approach and experience with the complex litigation process, and superior written and oral advocacy skills. In her free time, Melissa enjoys traveling with her husband and son, distance running and growing food.
In the News
- A federal district court in Cincinnati granted what is believed to be the first certification of a class action in a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act case ever in the Sixth Circuit. In that court, a team of SGS litigation attorneys and their co-counsel are advocating on behalf of borrowers whose …Read More »
Smith, Gildea & Schmidt and Joseph, Greenwald & Laake Announce $400,000 Class Action Settlement for Customers of Chase Bank, Genuine TitleOn May 16, 2016 in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC and Joseph, Greenwald & Laake,PA filed a Motion to Approve the Settlement for approximately $400,000 on behalf of more than 190 consumers alleged to be victims of an illegal kickback scheme involving …Read More »
- Former award winning Assistant Professor with focus on complex business litigation Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS), a regional law firm based in Towson, is pleased to announce Melissa English, an experienced litigator and award winning professor, has joined the firm.English joins SGS after spending the past three years as …Read More »