Douglas C. Melcher

Douglas C. Melcher is a licensed attorney and an active member of the District of Columbia Bar with more than a decade of experience practicing law in the District of Columbia.  He is a civil litigator with experience litigating matters involving personal injury, civil rights, contracts, the environment, and administrative law, and has helped clients obtain millions of dollars in compensatory damages and other relief.

Mr. Melcher is the publisher of The D.C. Law Report. He has authored numerous articles for The D.C. Law Report, as well as articles published in academic journals such as The George Washington Law Review and CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy. He is also the author of the book Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia. For information about Mr. Melcher’s book, click here.

Mr. Melcher earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School where he served as a Notes Editor on The George Washington Law Review and graduated with high honors.  He also holds a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University and a master of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Melcher worked as an associate attorney at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP; as a volunteer attorney for Oceana, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans; and as an associate attorney at the law firm Bode & Grenier, LLP.

Mr. Melcher is authorized to practice law in various local and federal courts, including the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Melcher is fluent in Spanish and has lived in Guatemala and Peru.  He currently resides in the District of Columbia with his wife and child.

Contact Information:

Douglas C. Melcher, Esquire
Phone: (202) 521-0603
Fax: (202) 521-0378

[Last updated on September 4, 2014.]