Michael Melusky



(215) 665-7248

(215) 665-2013

Michael Melusky is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department. He has experience in a wide variety of matters, including contract disputes, personal injury claims, property damage claims, and white collar investigations. Michael was selected to serve as an assistant district attorney as part of Cozen O'Connor's secondment program with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. From 2016 to 2017, he handled hundreds of criminal trials and preliminary hearings in the Philadelphia Municipal Court. He has worked with attorneys in cities all over the country and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael graduated from Villanova University School of Law, summa cum laude, and Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.  Michael was honored with a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and participated in Villanova Law Review.


More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).


The Pitfalls of Transferring Assets Into Trust Prior to Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

April 26, 2019

Transferring assets into trust for the benefit of children or others is a common estate planning tool. The party making the transfer into a trust gives up any right to control the property or its distribution.  This also has the effect of removing the property from the marital estate and can...

Maryland Addresses Spoliation of the Physical Evidence of the Case [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 15, 2016

In a recent decision, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland considered an issue of first impression regarding the doctrine of spoliation. Maryland appellate courts had “not established how to apply the spoliation doctrine in the context of a situation” “where the physical object . . . that was...

Maryland's Riot Act: Subrogation Potential for Property Damages Occurring During Riots [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

August 24, 2015

On April 27, 2015 protests in Baltimore, Maryland regarding the death of Freddie Gray escalated into violent riots. These riots resulted in extensive and significant property damage throughout the city. Often, such damages are covered by insurance companies that insure the affected properties. In...

EMV Credit Cards Are Coming, But Consumers Must Stay Vigilant [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

March 13, 2015

Major credit card companies, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, have announced plans to switch to EMV cards in the United States over the course of 2015. Nearly eighty other countries around the world have already made the switch to EMV credit cards (also known as “chip and...

Will the Supreme Court Take a Stand on Standing in BP Case? [The Legal Intelligencer]

September 18, 2014

It is axiomatic that to certify a class, plaintiffs must show all members satisfy Article III standing and Rule 23 requirements. While federal courts "do not require each member of a class to submit evidence of personal standing, a class cannot be certified if it contains members who lack standing" to pursue the claim(s) asserted, according to Halvorson v. Auto Owners Insurance, 718 F.2d 773 (8th Cir. 2013).

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  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
  • Susquehanna University, B.A., 2010
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania