Kailie Jordan Melchior

Associate
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2019

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2020

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2020

EDUCATION

Penn State Law, University Park, PA
Juris Doctor, May 2019                 

Furman University, Greenville, SC
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Theatre Arts, May 2016

ASSOCIATIONS

National Association of Women Lawyers

Kailie focuses her legal practice in the area of premises liability for one of the nation's largest retailers. Kailie manages her own caseload and handles all aspects of her files including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, and arbitrations.

Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Kailie worked for a mid-size, multi-disciplined defense litigation firm, concentrating her practice in toxic-tort litigation and premises liability actions. She worked on all aspects of litigation, including discovery, depositions, and motion practice. Kailie has developed her abilities as an effective advocate in depositions through handling over 50 depositions in her first year of practice.

Kailie is a graduate of Penn State Law. While at law school, Kailie served as a Teaching Assistant for Negotiation and Alternate Dispute Resolution and completed internships in the Maryland Attorney General's Office and Lycoming Public Defender's Office. In law school, Kailie honed her advocacy skills by participating in the environmental moot court competition. Additionally, Kailie served as the President of the Women's Law Caucus for two years.

Kailie attended Furman University on a Theatre Arts scholarship. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Theatre Arts in 2012. While attending college, Kailie served on the Student Conduct Board.


Assisted in obtaining successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Philadelphia County for a general contractor who was sued after Plaintiff fell on the sidewalk at a hotel. Kailie successfully argued that the general contractor was not responsible for the area in question due to the language of the contract specifically excluding maintenance of the sidewalk.

Worked with lead attorney to coordinate trial strategy as National Coordinating Counsel for major asbestos client, including reviewing all discovery prior to filing in each state, drafting comprehensive reports to General Counsel, and defending depositions.

Lectures

Presented resolution strategies for disputes surrounding State College's plastic bag tax and Huntington County's CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) nuisance complaints at Penn State University's Sustainable Communities Collaborate event.

Kailie Jordan Melchior

Associate
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2019

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2020

EDUCATION

Penn State Law, University Park, PA
Juris Doctor, May 2019                 

Furman University, Greenville, SC
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Theatre Arts, May 2016

ASSOCIATIONS

National Association of Women Lawyers

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