Calwell Luce diTrapano’s Managing Partner Named to 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers List

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Charleston, W.Va., June 1, 2021 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC announced that its Managing Partner, Melissa Luce, has been once again selected by Super Lawyers to the West Virginia Super Lawyers list for 2021. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in West Virginia are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers. Candidates are selected annually on a state-by-state basis.

After serving as managing attorney for many years at The Calwell Practice, Stuart Calwell, the firm’s founder, ultimately joined together with Luce and another colleague, Dante’ diTrapano, as partners to start a brand new law firm in early 2019. In addition to Luce’s oversight of the firm’s 12 attorneys and several dozen support staff, she enjoys a thriving practice which includes cases involving medical malpractice, birth trauma and injuries, pharmaceutical litigation, products liability, and wrongful death.

In addition to West Virginia, Luce is a member of the bars of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She has received many accolades over the years, including being previously recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction earned by only 1 percent of the approximately 100,000 attorneys in the state. She also served on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice. Luce is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and was named a 2020 Fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation. Luce is also AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for achieving the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. A rating service and Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers utilizes a patented multiphase process that includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations in its selection process of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. More information is available at

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With more than two centuries of combined experience, the lawyers at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC practice throughout West Virginia and are also licensed in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Its legal team focuses on plaintiff litigation matters, including asbestos and mesothelioma, babies born dependent to opioids aka neonatal abstinence syndrome, birth injuries, environmental contamination, complex class action litigation, defending the rights of people injured or killed while incarcerated in jails or prisons across the country, general personal injury, medical malpractice, nuisance actions related to blasting and flooding, nursing home abuse and negligence, pharmaceutical injuries, products liability and defective products, property damage, workplace injuries, and wrongful death.