Middlebrooks Shapiro & Nachbar, P.C. provides our Bankruptcy Clients (Chapter 7, 13 and 11) with large firm experience and effectiveness with the attention and affordability that only a boutique bankruptcy firm can offer.
Melinda founded the Firm in 1993 to represent the niche medium Chapter 11 debtor market. In addition to the main Bankruptcy practice, the Firm can counsel on an array of matters including State and Municipal Court matters (civil law suits, municipal offenses, etc.).
Assigned to the Bankruptcy Department at McCarter & English in Newark, New Jersey, Melinda was the handling attorney for In re: Hanlin one of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the 3rd Circuit. While at McCarter, Melinda gained large firm experience in Chapter 11 reorganizations.
Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Judge Vincent J. Commisa
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Faculty Award: Most Outstanding Contribution to the Law School and the Community (1984); Coordinator, Moot Court Board Member; Problem Writer and Grader (1983-84); Associate Editor, Legislative Journal, Seton Hall University Legislative Bureau Publication
(1983-84); Justice,Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (1983-84); Student Practioner, Family Law Clinic; Most Outstanding Justice (International Award, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Int'l (1984); Most Outstanding Clerk (International Award), Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Int'l; Seton Hall Law School Centennial Scholarship Recipient (1981 - 1983).
M.A. | Administration
Honors: Vice-President, Phi Delta Kappa.
B.A. (1975) | Education
Honors: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; President, Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society.
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Activities: Melinda was a "Golden Girl" twirler with the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band.