Pennsylvania Trial Attorney Melissa A. John Joins Peacock Keller Law Firm

Washington, Pa. Full-Service Law Firm Expands Litigation Group with New Associate

Washington, PA, November 29, 2012 --( Peacock Keller, a full-service law firm headquartered in Washington, Pa., complements its litigation group with the addition of attorney, Melissa A. John. Ms. John focuses her practice on civil litigation, health / hospital matters and insurance defense.

“Ms. John brings not only ample trial experience to our litigation group, but offers a unique perspective with an academic background in biomedical science, biology, chemistry and psychology,” said Peacock Keller Managing Partner Douglas R. Nolin. “We are fortunate to count her among our roster of outstanding advocates.”

Ms. John earned her juris doctorate from University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2002. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk for the late Honorable Mark E. Mascara, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pa. Previously a lawyer with the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender in Pennsylvania, she also worked as an attorney case manager for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County, where she advocated on behalf of abused and neglected children.

In 2008, Ms. John earned a Master of Science in school psychology from California University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude. She also earned a full-tuition waiver and stipend to attend West Virginia University’s Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, where she completed a year of study in the biomedical sciences research and graduate education program.

Ms. John has served as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania and the Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Allegheny County, where she teaches classes in the business law / paralegal program. Ms. John is also a member of the Washington County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. To learn more about her, visit

About Peacock Keller – Peacock Keller, located in Washington County, is among the largest and longest established full-service law firms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The firm provides corporate and individual clients with experienced and knowledgeable legal services at affordable rates, helping to solve legal problems while avoiding future legal issues. Peacock Keller attorneys provide mediation services and sound legal counsel in the areas of business, corporate and nonprofit law; civil, insurance and medical malpractice litigation; coal, oil, gas, shale gas, mineral and energy law; construction law; elder law; employment law; estate administration and planning; guardianship; hospital law; personal injury; real estate law; and school law. To learn about the firm, visit
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