Melanie L. Grant
In the past, Melanie Grant defended insurance companies and several corporations in state and federal court in the areas of first-party property insurance and general liability, handling claims ranging from $10,000 to $200 million. Her direct interaction with insurance adjusters and corporate in-house counsel provided keen insight into the claims handling and decision-making process of these entities. Melanie applies this valuable knowledge to her current legal practice assisting homeowners, tenants/landlords, and commercial property owners.
After law school, Melanie began her legal career at a prestigious Florida insurance defense law firm where she had the opportunity early in her practice to handle insurance defense cases from inception through trial. Notably, she, along with two partners, successfully tried and obtained a defense verdict in a $5 million dollar Hurricane Wilma condominium case in the U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of Florida. Ocean View Towers Association, Inc. v. QBE Insurance Corporation, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Case No. 11-cv-60447-SCOLA.
Melanie earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law where she was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team, participating in the Southeast Regional Finals. During law school, she was a recipient of the Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton Scholarship Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Legal Research & Writing Mock Trial and a Deans Fellow for Civil Procedure I. She also had the great honor of clerking for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District – Narcotics Division.
Prior to law school, Melanie graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University, receiving her B.S. in Business Administration. She was also a scholarship award player for Florida A&M’s Division II-Volleyball Team and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Melanie was born in Jamaica and spent her formative years growing up in Coral Springs, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
She is a member of the Dade County Bar Association and Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association. Melanie is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, and the District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts.