Trish Melia

Patricia "Trish" Melia
Senior Associate
(973) 337-6626




Trish’s practice focuses on labor and employment law where she represents both private and public sector clients in all aspects of litigation.

With over 25 years of experience, Trish regularly litigates in both state and federal courts and practices before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and numerous New Jersey State agencies, including the Public Employment Relations Commission, Division on Civil Rights, Department of Education, Office of Administrative Law, Civil Service Commission, and School Ethics Commission.

Trish has represented municipalities and boards of education in all facets of their operations, including governance, employment/labor matters, employee grievances, employee discipline, and collective bargaining. She provides advice and counsel to both public and private sector employers on policy matters, contract administration, and employer/employee relationships; conducts work place investigations, negotiates and drafts employment contracts and separation agreements, and creates employee handbooks and policies that ensure employers are complying with state and federal laws and regulations.

Trish received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. Trish is admitted to the New Jersey and Ohio bars, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.