At­tor­ney named 2017 Le­gal Elite

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - COMMUNITY - By Junette Reyes Staff writer jun­[email protected]­

Bobbi Meloro, a Plan­ta­tion at­tor­ney, was re­cently rec­og­nized in Florida Trend mag­a­zine’s 2017 Le­gal Elite.

Meloro was among 1,080 lawyers listed that were cho­sen based on recog­ni­tion from their peers. She said this is a tes­ta­ment of her ef­forts to ad­vo­cate strongly for her clients while also main­tain­ing a sense of re­spect and pro­fes­sion­al­ism with other at­tor­neys de­spite op­pos­ing sides and views.

“It means a lot to me es­pe­cially be­cause it’s an award that’s given among my peers,” Meloro said. “This recog­ni­tion re­ally shows that pro­fes­sion­al­ism and cour­tesy and ci­vil­ity is ap­pre­ci­ated and rec­og­nized.”

Meloro’s ca­reer in law be­gan af­ter she moved to South Florida from Mas­sachusetts to at­tend law school at the Univer­sity of Mi­ami in 1996. The move in­evitably be­came per­ma­nent, Plan­ta­tion be­com­ing the home to her fam­ily and her own law firm.

The Plan­ta­tion res­i­dent has been practicing law for over 18 years with a fo­cus on com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion, where she es­sen­tially han­dles dis­putes be­tween busi­nesses, con­trac­tual is­sues, and em­ploy­ment mat­ters.

Meloro only re­cently in­cluded el­der law to the prac­tice, an area that has be­come per­sonal through her own ex­pe­ri­ences with her ag­ing par­ents. She added that this side of law has been par­tic­u­larly ful­fill­ing for her in terms of be­ing able to help oth­ers.

Meloro is also in­volved in help­ing cul­ti­vate lead­er­ship among youth in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, as she has ded­i­cated her time to the Girl Scouts as a leader dur­ing her two daugh­ters’ in­volve­ment.

“It’s so im­por­tant for young peo­ple to seek out a men­tor and spon­sor and some­body that can sup­port them in their ca­reer path,” said Meloro. “So many peo­ple have been sup­port­ive along the way. It’s just re­ally im­por­tant for me to pay it for­ward and give back.”


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