“There’s no better feeling than knowing you have changed someone else’s life for the better,” – Melissa Jabour
Melissa Jabour was inspired to practice law after watching her mother build a thriving and rewarding legal career. Her mother’s example fostered a passion in Melissa to right wrongs and help people through some of the worst moments of their lives.
As an attorney, Melissa is motivated by helping to restore her client’s trust and faith in others. She knows there’s no way to undo what’s been done. But Melissa can ease their burden and fight for justice on their behalf. She can help them rebuild their lives, and hopefully, prevent someone else from enduring the same circumstances in the future.
Compassion guides Melissa’s relationships with her clients. She understands that each client who comes to her has been hurt. They need someone who will listen and take the time to build a relationship based on trust. Melissa believes in communicating with her clients regularly, visiting them at home, and making sure to address their unique needs and goals. She takes her cues from her clients to tailor their experience to their expectations.
Melissa has assisted in numerous multi-million-dollar recoveries arising from medical malpractice, products liability, and automobile crashes resulting in catastrophic injuries. She has been invaluable in handling the firm’s extensive and complex Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infection cases.
Melissa earned her law degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Melissa also engages in pro bono work. Recently, as part of a collaboration between the Lancaster Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, Melissa filed suit against the United States Department of Homeland Security and related agencies and officials seeking protected immigration status and employment authorization for a domestic violence victim. Within a few months of commencing legal action, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted Melissa’s client deferred action status, issued her an employment authorization, and placed her on a pathway to citizenship. In the past, Melissa has also volunteered with the Lancaster Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes Program, where she has prepared wills and other estate documents for Lancaster County first responders.
Melissa also serves on the Board of Directors of Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning, a nonprofit that provides interest-free loans to Lancaster County residents pursuing higher education.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her loved ones.