Melissa Fallah is a trial attorney who represents corporate clients in all aspects of product liabilty litigation. She concentrates her practice in product liability, premises liability and toxic tort exposure claims pending throughout the United States. She serves as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, local counsel and trial counsel in mass tort and toxic exposure cases. Ms. Fallah has represented clients in asbestos, benzene, lead, mold and silica claims. Her experience includes all aspects of pre-trial and trial work before state and federal courts across the country. She also provides risk analysis and assessment in her work guiding national defense strategy and mitigating litigation on behalf of clients.
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.A. (English & Political Science), 1998
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Supreme Court of Illinois, 2001
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2001
New York, 2012
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Chicago Bar Association, YLS Law Explorers Committee, Co-Chair
Chicago Bar Association, YLS Women in the Law Committee, Co-Chair
Chicago Bar Association, Special Projects Coordinator
Illinois State Bar Association
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- "The Toxic Toy Story," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 1 (Winter 2010-2011).
- "Two Recent Lawsuits Claim 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' Toy Kits Contain Asbestos," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 2 (Fall 2009).
- "Not Just Insulators Anymore: The Rise of Dental-Related Asbestos Lawsuits," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 2 (Fall 2009).
- "State Law Updates - Pennsylvania," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 1 (Winter 2009).
- "Science On Trial: An Analysis Of Alleged Vaccine-Related Autism Claims," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2008) and American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Mass Torts Litigation Committee's Mass Torts, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Fall/Winter 2009).
- "Welding Fume Litigation: Claims Fabricated From Thin Air?" Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 2 (Spring 2007).
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