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Southfield, Mich. — March 25, 2019 — Moss & Colella, P.C., a Southfield, Michigan-based civil rights and personal injury law firm, announces that Melanie J. Duda has joined the firm as an associate attorney. The announcement was made by Managing Partner, A. Vince Colella.
Immediately prior to joining Moss & Colella, Duda was an attorney with Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Harrington, where she litigated cases involving civil rights, sexual assault, medical malpractice and negligence. She also operated her own law firm, the Law Office of Melanie J. Duda, PLLC, for two years, where she worked on criminal defense, family law and real estate matters. During law school, she was a law clerk at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.
Duda received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2012. She was a member of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review and served as a Symposium Editor. She holds a Master of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, both from Wayne State University. A student-athlete, Duda was team captain of the Wayne State University Women’s Fencing Team in 2002-2003.
At Moss & Colella, Duda will focus her legal practice on litigation involving first and third-party auto law, negligence, medical malpractice, civil rights, discrimination, gross negligence and governmental immunity cases.
Duda is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is active in professional and civic activities and is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys running and kayaking, as well as spending time with family.
About Moss & Colella
Established in 1997, Moss & Colella represents the victims of personal injury, civil rights violations, discrimination, medical malpractice and wrongful death. The firm is recognized as a leader in complex tort litigation, including excess and deadly force, jail death, sexual abuse and harassment, auto and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other serious injury and wrongful death claims. To learn more about the firm and its diverse areas of practice, visit www.mosscolella.com.