Attorney named 2017 Legal Elite
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.”