Liff, Walsh & Simmons is pleased to welcome Melissa Menkel McGuire as a partner, establishing the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group.


Menkel McGuire brings more than 25 years of experience providing advice and counsel to employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. Ms. Menkel McGuire practices before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia, representing businesses in all aspects of employment law.


“The foundation of our organization is our people. We grow our team strategically to ensure new hires align with our core values and our commitment to excellence. Melissa is a natural fit – intelligent, hard-working and understands our vision. The addition of her employment law experience is a game changer for Liff, Walsh & Simmons. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team,” said Jay Walsh, founding and managing partner of Liff, Walsh & Simmons.


Prior to joining Liff, Walsh & Simmons, Ms. Menkel McGuire practiced for several years in Baltimore as a labor and employment partner. Her experience includes several years with a large, regional law firm, where she departed as a partner to establish her own boutique labor and employment law firm. Ms. Menkel McGuire has been recognized annually since 2014 in Maryland by Super Lawyers® for employment law and has been named by that publication as a top 50 Maryland women attorney and as a top 100 Maryland attorney. In addition, she has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News & World Report and her boutique firm was recognized for several years as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area for Employment Law – Management.


Melissa 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.


“I’m excited by the opportunity to practice law at Liff, Walsh & Simmons. The firm’s core values, strategic thinking and pursuit of excellence provides the perfect platform for me to provide top-notch representation to clients that is tailored to their specific needs and objectives “
said Ms. McGuire.


Native to Maryland, Ms. McGuire holds a BA from College of Notre Dame of Maryland and obtained her J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 1994. She lives in Catonsville with her husband and two daughters.


About Liff, Walsh & Simmons

Liff, Walsh & Simmons is a full-service business law firm serving the legal needs of small businesses and privately held companies, their owners and operators, and individuals throughout their business and family life cycles.  From helping entrepreneurs bring their business visions to market, to representing middle-market companies in business transactions and disputes, to preserving the wealth that a family business has worked so hard to earn, we take pride in providing value-driven solutions and great results.  Our responsive service is focused on general and transactional business advice, commercial and civil litigation, real estate, land use, finance, and estate planning and administration.

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