Bobbi L. Meloro
Bobbi L. Meloro has over 18 years’ experience in the commercial litigation area and represents banks and corporations of all sizes in lawsuits involving bank depositor disputes, contract issues, business torts, and employment matters (such as wage and hour claims, enforcement of non-compete agreements, and charges of discrimination brought before the EEOC).
As a result of her own experiences with her aging parents, Ms. Meloro has added Elder Law as a practice area. This area involves helping seniors protect their assets and qualify for Medicaid when needed for long term care and drafting estate planning documents, such as durable powers of attorney and health care advance directives, specifically designed for seniors.
Ms. Meloro has extensive courtroom experience, having served as first and second chair in several civil jury and non-jury trials, has earned the highest ratings possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and "Superb" from Avvo and has been recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the Florida Legal Elite. She is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all Florida state and federal courts as well as the Seminole Tribal Court. She has also been involved in the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and was recognized as the National Association of Women Lawyers’ "Outstanding Member" in 2007. Ms. Meloro also serves on the 2017 Executive Leadership Board for the Extraordinary Women Leading Change Annual Conference.
Ms. Meloro earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1999. During law school, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Inter-American Law Review and authored "Balancing the Goals of Free Trade with Worker's Rights in a Hemispheric Economy," 30 U. MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV. 433 (1999). She was also an active member of the Moot Court Board and was chosen to represent the University at the state-wide Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition where she argued before a panel of Florida Supreme Court justices. Ms. Meloro and her teammate won the competition, and Ms. Meloro was chosen by the Supreme Court as Best Oral Advocate. Ms. Meloro earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts where she received the Robert N. Larson award for outstanding performance in political science. Prior to attending law school, she worked for a state-wide trade association in Boston where she tracked legislation and testified before the Massachusetts Legislature on various legal issues related to human service providers.
Ms. Meloro grew up in Massachusetts. She moved to South Florida in 1996 to attend law school and decided to permanently exchange her snow boots for flip flops. She enjoys spending free time with her husband and three children and helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow by volunteering as a Girl Scout leader (twelve years and counting) in her local community of Plantation.