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Melissa Polo ’87

Elected 2018

Melissa currently works in the 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida but has previously owned her own firm as an attorney specializing Plaintiff’s personal injury with concentrated areas in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents and a variety of other serious and catastrophic injury claims. She also has experience at other firms which concentrated in the area of Insurance Defense and liability litigation. Melissa is involved in many professional and civic clubs, organizations and activities including:

  • Member, The Florida Bar 1996 to Present
  • Member, United States District Court- Middle District of Florida 1996 to Present
  • Member, American Bar Association 1996 to 2016
  • Member, Florida Justice Association 2006 to 2016
  • Member, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association 2006 to Present
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association 1996 to Present
  • Member, Hillsborough Association For Women Lawyers 1998 to Present
  • Member, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Hispanic 2015 to Present
  • Advisory Council
  • Life Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity 1994 to Present
  • Life Member, University of Florida National Alumni Association Since 1991
  • Member, Tampa Gator Club Since 1991
  • Member, LA Unione Italiana Since 1997
  • Member, The Spring Auxiliary 2001 to 2007
  • Co-Chair, Juvenile Justice Council Planning Committee 1999
  • Board Member, Tampa Preparatory School Alumni Association 1996 to Present
  • Lifetime, Member, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa, Florida