Melissa M. McGuane Associate

(202) 778-4079


J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2002, Cum Laude; American University Law Review

B.S., Miami University, 1999, Cum Laude

Melissa McGuane joined Loss, Judge & Ward in 2015. Melissa’s current practice focuses on insurance coverage counseling and serving as claims counsel for a risk retention group.

Before joining the firm, Melissa worked in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL offices of multiple national law firms, where she represented clients in a variety of complex civil litigation, including insurance coverage matters, antitrust class actions and securities class actions. Melissa’s insurance coverage practice has focused primarily on counseling, litigation and claims handling on behalf of insurance company clients relating to professional liability and directors and officers liability insurance claims.

Practice Areas

Professional Liability

Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling

Bar and Court Admissions


West Virginia

District of Columbia


U.S. District Court
– Northern District of Illinois

Other Professional Affiliations


Speaking Engagements and Publications