Melissa L. Troutner


  • Syracuse University
    B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
    J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Delaware
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • USCA, Fifth Circuit
  • USCA, Fourth Circuit
  • USDC, Eastern District of Michigan
  • USDC, District of Delaware

Melissa Troutner, a partner of the Firm, concentrates her practice on new matter development with a specific focus on analyzing securities class action lawsuits, actions involving breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder derivative actions, antitrust actions and complex consumer actions. Melissa is a member of the Firm’s Consumer Protection Group.  Melissa has over 10 years of experience litigating consumer fraud and complex commercial actions in state and federal courts.   

Melissa graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002. While at Penn Law, she was a Senior Editor of The Journal of Constitutional Law and volunteered for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After law school, Melissa served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Stanley S. Brotman, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.


Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer, 2019

Law Clerk for The Honorable Stanley S. Brotman, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


American Bar Association

Delaware Bar Association

Community Involvement

Melissa has a strong commitment to pro bono work and has volunteered for the Office of the Child Advocate, Philadelphia Reads and Delaware Volunteer Legal Services.  She is an active supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Story Changers, an organization which helps African children receive an education, daily meals, medical aid and emotional support.