Melissa M. Baxter, Esquire
Melissa M. Baxter concentrates her practice on all aspects of personal injury law and has been a key contributor to some of the law firm’s biggest settlements and verdicts in the past several years. Melissa appears regularly in court on jury trials, case management conferences, motion practice, arbitrations and settlement conferences. When she is not in court, she is conducting discovery on her cases including depositions, document review, exhibit formulation and trial preparation.
In 2016, Melissa obtained a $660,000 jury verdict in Gloucester County which was the 35th largest verdict in the State of New Jersey that year and was over 100 times the defendant’s offer. Melissa has also recently had jury verdicts of $120,000 and $133,000 in trials that took place in 2017 stemming from neck and back injuries sustained in car crashes. Each far exceeded the offers.
Melissa currently serves as a Board of Governor to the New Jersey Association of Justice (NJAJ) where she is actively involved in the organization. At the 2017 NJAJ Annual Conference in Atlantic city, as an NJAJ “Rising Star” she was invited to speak on “Sharing Secrets of Success”, in which she discussed the importance of persuading at every opportunity and shared tips on how to take advantage of each stage of litigation to maximize the potential of the case in order to get the best possible result for clients. In 2018, Melissa was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for The Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, a statewide association of trial attorneys whose mission is to promote the litigation interests of the public, the bench, and the bar while protecting access to the civil justice system. She is one of the youngest trial lawyers ever selected to serve on the Board. Melissa is also an active member of the Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.
Melissa is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School in Camden, New Jersey. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Prior to attending law school, Melissa studied journalism at the University of Maryland where she also excelled as a scholar athlete in track and field. An avid runner, Melissa resides with her husband.