Melanie Bailey earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northern Kentucky University, cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, cum laude. Prior to joining Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., Melanie worked for law firms in Kentucky and Ohio, practicing in the areas of complex civil litigation and class action litigation.
In 2006, she was court appointed Class Counsel in a class action employment case on behalf of Wal-Mart employees in the state of Kentucky. Melanie is a member of the firm’s Cincinnati office and practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, pharmaceutical and general products liability, multi-district litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and class action litigation.
During her tenure at Burg Simpson, Melanie has devoted time to working on pharmaceutical cases, such as Ortho Evra, contaminated Heparin, Yasmin/Yaz, and Depakote. She has also litigated several product liability cases for defective medical devices, such as hip replacements and knee replacements.
Melanie is admitted to practice in the States of Kentucky and Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
- J.D., 1996, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, cum laude
- B.A., 1993, Northern Kentucky University, cum laude
- Ohio, 2003
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
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