Melissa Linville

Professional Biography

Melissa Linville coordinates the Bankruptcy Pro Bono program and represents clients in-house as a member of the LASC Consumer Team. She initially worked with LASC as an undergraduate student one summer in 2005 and began her current role in February of 2012. As the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program Coordinator, she works to maintain the program by processing intake clients and recruiting and training pro bono attorneys for LASC cases. Melissa also directly represents clients in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcies, foreclosure defense, debt collection defense, and other bankruptcy matters. She also coordinates the LASC “Bypass Clinic”–a clinic for elderly and disabled clients who are being threatened with collection calls. While providing relatively simple legal advice and counsel at this clinic, she especially enjoys providing significant relief in the lives of clients and seeing immediate, positive effects. Her work with bankruptcy cases is especially fulfilling for Melissa because the bankruptcy process is one full of complications that most clients struggle to successfully navigate without the service of an experienced attorney. Helping these clients achieve the successful outcomes that they need is one of the strongest motivating factors for Melissa in her work with LASC.

Bar Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Secretary, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Member, Credit Education Coalition

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Girls on the Run


  • “Law You Can Use: Consumer Information Column” – Ohio State Bar Association, May/June 2015
  • Referenced in “Ohio’s payment plan helps get driver’s licenses reinstated” – Columbus Dispatch, May 3, 2015


  • Bates College (B.A. 2007)
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. 2011)


Melissa lives in Grandview with her husband and her dog, Oscar.

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