John Melcon provides comprehensive counsel to educational, religious, and nonprofit organizations, guiding them through thorny labor and employment issues and helping them manage risk.
A former law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, John knows what it takes to craft compelling arguments. He has filed briefs in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and D.C. Circuit, as well as the Colorado Supreme Court.
Prior to law school, he served as a college administrator and instructor, giving him deep insight into the private higher-education sector. He regularly writes on employment-related issues impacting religious organizations.
John received numerous awards and recognitions while attending law school including a full-tuition Karsh-Dillard Scholarship and a Blackstone Legal Fellowship. He served on the Journal of Law and Politics and was president of Virginia Law Families.
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