Melissa Lang

Shareholder
melissa.lang@sweeneyfirm.com
Phone: (215) 963-2454
Facsimile: (215) 557-0999

Biography

Melissa Lang is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, all federal district and circuit courts sitting in Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble. Ms. Lang has devoted her practice to the resolution of claims for individual and group accidental death, disability, and life insurance benefits, both ERISA and non-ERISA. Ms. Lang has also prosecuted and defended sales practices claims against brokers and insurers.

An active litigator who has represented insurers, financial institutions and health care providers in complex credit, coverage, commercial and personal injury litigation for more than thirty years, in addition to litigation, Melissa also serves as an advisor to institutional clients seeking amicable resolution to contract and payment disputes to structure results and promote commercial growth where adversarial actions may serve to destroy viable relationships which hold future profit potential.

Melissa’s efforts on behalf of a broad range of clientele have resulted in a positive impact on Pennsylvania law in the areas of contract interpretation and the scope of duties owed by insurers to insureds and third parties.

Melissa is a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas – Civil Division.

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute – B. A., Political Science, 1983
Delaware Law School of Widener University – J.D., 1986

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania — 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania