Melanie L. Persich

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

      New York

      100 Church Street
      Suite 800
      New York, NY 10007

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1225
  • Fax: (414) 238-6546

Melanie Persich is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. She focuses her practice on toxic tort, insurance coverage, and general litigation matters.

Before joining von Briesen, Melanie was in private practice handling litigation defense matters in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and also worked for the Special Litigation Unit of the New York City Law Department.

Melanie is a member of the State Bars of Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Association for Women Lawyers.

A native of Milwaukee, Melanie enjoys giving back to her community. She currently provides pro bono representation for the Eviction Defense Project, serves as a mentor for the United Way, and volunteers at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist’s Open Door Café. Melanie also serves on the firm’s Summer Associate Committee and on the planning committee for the annual gala for Centro Legal.

Practice Areas:


  • Marquette University, J.D., 2006
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2003

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


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