For Melissa D. Dwyer
For Melissa D. Dwyer
Area of Practice
Defective Products Liability
Melissa D. Dwyer
Melissa is a fluent Spanish-speaking attorney originally from Chile, South America.
Child of immigrant parents and first generation college and post-graduate alum, Melissa returns to the firm after working six years as a defense attorney in a prominent and well respected South Florida automobile insurance and medical malpractice defense firm, where she defended insurance companies, individuals that caused automobile accidents, and doctors. Melissa offers clients her perspective and experience in dealing and negotiating with insurance companies and evaluating bodily injury and property damage claims.
Melissa attended Cardinal Newman High School and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Science in pre-medicine studies. Prior to her attendance and admittance into law school, Melissa volunteered extensively for various organizations, including Soldier’s Angels, Wounded Warrior Project, Habitat for Humanity and the Caridad Center of Boynton Beach. Due to Melissa’s extensive volunteer work with Caridad Center, she was nominated and became the recipient of the 2008 Palm Beach County Medical Society 2008 Heroes in Medicine Award.
While attending law school at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Melissa participated in the Nova Trial Association, which is an Honors Society organization, successfully coming in first place during their third year in house competition. Melissa further placed first in her class during her Ethics and Professionalism Law course, as well as Constitutional Law course. Melissa also participated in the Personal Injury Clinic in her third year of law school wherein she had hands-on training in the field of Civil Torts and Defense. Melissa received her Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.
Melissa is very family oriented, and is married and lives with her husband, who is an Iraq and Afghanistan wartime Veteran, her two young sons, and dog.
Melissa now practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, premises liability and products liability.
Admissions: Florida Bar and United States District Court Northern District of Florida, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, and United States District Court Southern District of Florida.
Memberships: Florida Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association and Palm Beach County Justice Association.