Melissa Menkel McGuire is a Partner of Liff, Walsh & Simmons and Director of the Employment Practice Group. Melissa regularly advises and counsels businesses on all aspects of employment law. She practices before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Melissa aggressively defends claims alleging wage and hour law violations, wage payment and collection law, family and medical leave law, employment civil rights laws, and breach of contract. She also defends employment tort claims such as wrongful discharge, negligent hiring and retention and defamation. Additionally, Melissa conducts workplace investigations.

 

Melissa McGuire has received recognition for several years in the Maryland Super Lawyers publication. Since 2013 Melissa has annually received recognition as Best Lawyers® in America for her work in Employment Law. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. She also serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

 

Melissa McGuire earned her B.A. degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and her J.D. degree from the University of Maryland Law School.

Education

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  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honor, 1994)
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland (B.A., cum laude, 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • West Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Areas of Practice

Employment Law