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Scott L. Melton
Attorney at Law

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Attorney Scott L. Melton has 45 years of extensive trial experience in areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury.

Attorney Melton has been selected to:

  • The Best Lawyers in America (1993-2022)

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Medical Malpractice, 2004, 2010)

  • U.S. News & World Reports "Best Law Firms" (From inception 2011 - 2022)

  • Pittsburgh Magazine's "Best Lawyers" (2006-2009, inclusive)

  • Pittsburgh's Best Lawyers (2010, 2011)

  • Pittsburgh Magazine's "Top Lawyers" (2006)

He has been invited to lecture other attorneys on Medical Malpractice topics at locations across Pennsylvania. He has lectured to state and local bar associations, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Melton has lectured to the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Practitioners on medical malpractice issues.

He has also been invited to judge the oral arguments of the law students in the nationally acclaimed Duquesne University School of Law Legal Research and Writing Program.

Attorney Melton's current professional memberships include Beaver County Bar Association (past president), Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (Medical-Legal Committee, 1987), and American Bar Association. He is actively involved in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors, Western District, 2009-2011), Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1998-2000), Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, and American Association for Justice. He had been a four-year member of the American Inns of Court. He was a member of the International Society of Barristers, an invitation-only group of trial lawyers chosen from the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand(2014-2016). Attorney Scott L. Melton has received an “AV”* rating from the Martindale-Hubbell rating system. An “AV” rating is the highest available, meaning that the lawyer is recognized by his peers as having achieved very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical conduct relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

For 44 years Attorney Melton has maintained and managed a Beaver County office. He is proud to have won some of the largest plaintiff medical malpractice verdicts in Beaver County. One of his medical malpractice verdicts in Beaver County stood for 19 years as the largest medical malpractice verdict in the county. According to the November 16, 1990 issue of USA Today, attorney Melton received the 4th highest paid libel verdict in the United States for his clients. He has also litigated cases in federal court and in many Western and Central Pennsylvania counties including Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Lawrence, Mercer, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and York. He has also been specially admitted in the federal and state courts of Ohio and New York in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Scott is happily married to his wife, who is a lawyer. They have four children and a dog named Jilly.

I utilize my experience for your benefit.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1985

  • Pennsylvania, 1977

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1977

  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1985


  • J.D. - Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977

  • B.L.S. - Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1974

  • Upper St. Clair High School

Representative Cases

  • Frisk v. News Co., 523 A.2d 347, 1986, Pa.Super.

  • Gant v. Aliquippa Borough, 612 F.Supp. 1139, 1985, W.D.Pa.

  • Oliastro v. Borough of Ellwood City, 486 A.2d 966, 1984, Pa.Super.

  • Anthony v. Koppers Co., Inc., 436 A.2d 181, 1981, Pa.

  • Courtney v. Ryan Homes, Inc., 497 A.2d 938, 1985, Pa.Super.


  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, Continuing Legal Education

  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Practitioners, Medical Malpractice issues

Honors and Awards

  • Past President Beaver County Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Medical Malpractice 2010)

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Medical Malpractice 2004)

  • Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Lawyers (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

  • Pittsburgh’s Best Lawyers (2010, 2011)

  • The Best Lawyers in America (1993-2022)

  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Pittsburgh’s Top Rated Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Society of Barristers (By Invitation Only)

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Beaver County Bar Association

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Medical-Legal Committee, 1987)

  • American Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Board of Governors), Western District 2009-2011

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers (Board of Governors), Western District 1998-2000

  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • American Inns of Court (not active)

Past Employment Positions

  • Conte, Melton & D'Antonio

  • Caputo, Cox, Swarzwaelder & Melton

  • Richards & Richards


  • Phi Kappa Tau

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Moon Township Planning Commission

  • Member, Moon Township Planning Commission

  • Board of Directors, Alliance for Consumer Protection (2009-2010)


  • Former solicitor, Borough of Bridgewater

  • Former solicitor, Bridgewater Municipal Authority

  • Former solicitor, Conway Municipal Authority