Overview

Melvin is a shareholder in the Columbus office of Reminger Co., LPA, focusing his legal practice in several areas including personal injury, employment, government liability and professional negligence.  Additionally, Melvin has extensive experience in appellate matters, including representing clients before Appellate Courts throughout Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court and the U.S. Sixth Circuit.  

Melvin is originally from Akron, Ohio but moved to Columbus to attend college at Capital University. As a college student, Melvin was a member of the basketball team, editor of the school newspaper and the recipient of the Merle Brown Award for Excellence in Intercollegiate Debate. Melvin attended law school at The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Civil Rights Moot Court Team and won Second Best Brief in the national competition. He was also ranked as a top ten speaker out of sixty participants.

Melvin is a member of a number of professional organizations. In addition to his legal career, Melvin is committed to the community and enjoys the opportunity to use his experience to help others. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., and frequently speaks to high school and college students about career choices. 

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

Community & Professional

Ohio Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association

Skye Forney Foundation, Inc. (Ohio Urban Debate)

City of Columbus Records Commission

Kids Voting Central Ohio
-Former Member of the Board of Trustees

Results

For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • ADR and Negotiations
    Columbus, OH, Sep 25, 2019
  • Defining, Mitigating and Reducing Harassment in the Workplace
    Columbus, OH, Nov 7, 2018
  • Providing Exemplary Client Service and Avoidance of Legal Malpractice
    Columbus, OH, Nov 17, 2016
  • Rules and Regulations Differences that Apply to Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
    Merrill, WI, Jun 22, 2016
  • Jury Voir Dire in a Faith Based Institutional Personal Injury Claim
    Eagle International Associates Church Mutual Seminar, Merrill, WI, Jun 25, 2015
  • Senior Assisted Living Community Risks and Registered Sex Offenders
    Church Mutual Insurance Co. Seminar - Merrill, WI, Jun 18, 2014
  • Watch a Doctor Get Sued: A Live Medicolegal Simulation
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX, May 15, 2014
  • Ohio’s Rules Governing Professional Responsibility and Ethics
    Nov 18, 2013
  • Ohio’s Rules Governing Lawyers Professional Responsibility and Ethics - Gilbride & Company CLE Attorney Seminar - Columbus, OH
    Oct 20, 2011
  • Claims Management Challenges – Bad Faith Claims and Prejudgment Interest
    Big Lots CEU Institute - Columbus, OH, May 18, 2011
  • Ohio's Premises Liability Law
    Oct 5, 2009

Insights

Publications

Reminger Reports

Education

J.D., Ohio State University, 2005

  • Moot Court-Herman Intra-School Moot Court Competition, 2004
  • Moot Court-William E. McGee National Civil Rights Competition, 2005
  • George R. Beneman Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Moot Court, 2005

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 2003-2005

B.A., Capital University, 2002

  • Merle Brown Award for Outstanding Service in Intercollegiate Debate, 2002

Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals of the Sixth District, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2009
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