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Joining the firm in 2014, Melissa focuses her practice in the areas of civil litigation, property law, landlord/tenant law, health care law, and appellate practice.  Melissa is married to Alex S. Armitage, and they reside in Marysville, Ohio.


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Melissa’s two main areas of practice in the diverse field of civil litigation include Construction litigation and Probate litigation.  Her services include representing clients in the following matters:

  • Mechanics’ lien rights
  • Breaches of contract
  • Defective performance or construction
  • Collections
  • Claims against the estate
  • Undue influence
  • Gifts
  • Insurance coverage
  • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

However, she represents clients in a variety of different matters including:

  • Insurance litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Actions against administrative agencies
  • Breach of contract matters
  • Collections

Melissa’s services in Property and Landlord - Tenant Law matters, including the following:

  • Replevin Actions
  • Adverse Possession Proceedings
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Land Contracts
  • Lease drafting
  • Easements
  • Thirty-day and three-day Notices
  • Forcible Entry and Detainer Actions
  • Mobile Home evictions
  • Collection matters
  • Private settlement agreements

Melissa’s representation in health care law and appellate practice includes but is not limited to:

  • Minor rights
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Bioethics
  • Whistle Blowing
  • The False Claims Act
  • Review and assessment of filing an appeal
  • Brief drafting
  • Oral argument