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University of Notre Dame, J.D., cum laude, 2008

Davidson College, B.A., cum laude, 2005


Melissa Romanzo is a seasoned environmental litigator and chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. She represents clients in high-stakes litigation including environmental and toxic tort claims, contract disputes, employment matters and class actions. Her environmental experience spans defending utilities in enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, to handling litigation over coal combustion residuals for major utility companies.

Melissa also handles complex employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, OSHA and wage-and-hour disputes, including class actions. She has significant experience advising clients on internal investigations and on e-discovery issues in litigation. Melissa maintains an active pro bono practice representing indigent clients in a variety of matters.

Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Melissa was an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth in Charlotte.

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Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Section of Litigation, Expert Witnesses Committee, 2020-present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, CLE Committee, 2020-present
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2015-present

Community Affiliations

  • Safe Alliance, Board of Directors, 2017-23; Development Committee, 2017-present
  • Charlotte Triage, Healthcare Champion, 2021-present
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