Litigation Counsel of America Recognizes Melissa Luce as Senior Fellow


Charleston, W.Va. — Melissa Luce, managing partner of the plaintiff's law firm Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC, has been a long-standing Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, which recently elevated her to Senior Fellow status. LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is aggressively diverse in its composition. Senior Fellow status in the society is reserved for advanced commitment to and support of the LCA and its Diversity Law Institute and Trial Law Institute.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as a Senior Fellow from such a distinguished organization,” said Luce. “LCA’s dedication to superior advocacy, professionalism, and ethical standards among its members aligns perfectly to my law practice and those of my colleagues.”

Luce was previously honored by the West Virginia Bar Foundation as a Fellow in its 2020 class of 15 lawyers and judges. The criteria to be selected as a Bar Foundation Fellow includes judges and lawyers whose professional, public, and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and honorable service to the legal profession.

In addition to many accolades over the years, Luce has been consecutively named to the West Virginia Super Lawyers list since 2020 and was previously recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction earned by only one percent of the approximately 41,000 actively practicing attorneys in the state. She 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.

Luce’s current practice focuses on medical malpractice, birth trauma and injuries, pharmaceutical litigation, products liability, and wrongful death cases. She received her Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and political science from Davis & Elkins College. In addition to West Virginia, she is also a member of the bars of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

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With more than two centuries of combined experience, the lawyers at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC practice throughout West Virginia as well as in numerous states across the nation and represent individuals and communities who have been harmed by corporations, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, prisons, businesses, and other persons. Its legal team focuses on all types of injury claims, from catastrophic workplace, medical malpractice, property damage, and auto accident cases to complex class action litigation, birth injuries, and more.