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MELANIE Dittrich

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Melanie Dittrich was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Newark, Delaware. She returned to Oklahoma to pursue her undergraduate and law degrees, obtaining her Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma Christian University and Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Mrs. Dittrich began her legal career in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Fraud Section, where she handled complex healthcare and government contract fraud litigation. In 2012, Mrs. Dittrich joined the firm of DeWitt Paruolo & Meek in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she is now a partner. Her practice is exclusively devoted to litigation with an emphasis in consumer law, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, False Claims Act/whistleblower litigation, appellate work, business litigation, legal malpractice and personal injury. Mrs. Dittrich has successfully represented numerous clients in both federal and state court through trial, arbitration and appeal, and she has been recognized by Oklahoma Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for the past three years.


Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 2009)

  • Oklahoma Christian University (B.S. 2005, Mass Communications/Public Relations & Advertising)


Honors & Awards

  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2018)

  • Recipient, Oklahoma City University Dean’s List

  • Recipient, CALI Awards for Excellence (Legal Research & Writing I & II, Trial Practice)

  • Staff Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review


Admissions

  • All Oklahoma District Courts

  • All Oklahoma Appellate Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

  • All Virginia General District Courts

  • All Virginia Circuit Courts


Memberships

  • Board Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors

  • Board Member, Patrons of OKC Animal Shelter

  • 2018 Chair, Oklahoma Bar Association Women in Law Committee

  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Legislative Monitoring Committee

  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Bench and Bar Committee

  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Litigation Section

  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

  • Member, Oklahoma County Bar Association


Published Opinions

  • Fox v. Crowgey, 2015 OK CIV APP 23, 346 P.3d 425

  • Gaasch v. St. Paul, 2018 OK 12

Email:
mdittrich@46legal.com

Phone:
405-705-3600

Fax:
405-705-2573

Physical Address:
3540 South Boulevard #300
Edmond, OK 73013

Mailing Address:
PO Box 138800
Oklahoma City, OK 73113