Melissa B. Hirst
Melissa Hirst handles complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on product liability lawsuits and defense of consumer class actions. She is an experienced litigator in administrative, state, and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Melissa has a broad base of experience covering all aspects of litigation from pre-suit factual investigations through appeal, including multidistrict litigation and settlement of class actions. She also has represented individual clients and corporations in overlapping criminal and civil government investigations and has negotiated resolutions of these investigations.Melissa has substantial experience in defense of product liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, and medical devices. She is also a member of a Jones Day team that defends Laboratory Corporation of America in professional negligence litigation across the country related to Pap smear and other laboratory tests.