Melanie M. Norris


Melanie is a partner whose practice focuses on commercial litigation. She is known for her expertise in safeguarding and championing the best interests of her clients. Her legal practice encompasses a combination of representing insurance companies directly and defending commercial litigation. Melanie frequently assists in insurance coverage opinions, bad faith litigation, and investigations pertaining to insurance arson and fraud. Melanie is also exceptional at researching, writing, and public speaking. Clients greatly value her perceptive guidance and straightforwardness in assessing risks while aiding them in achieving their objectives.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law  (J.D.)
  • Muskingum University  (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio


  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Inns of Court


  • Best Lawyers® 2020 Morgantown, WV Litigation - Insurance, Lawyer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Insurance (2018-Present), Litigation - Land Use and Zoning (2022-Present)