Melissa K. Kaufman

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Melissa K. Kaufman

Of Counsel


Tel (215) 575-4253

Fax (215) 563-2583


Melissa K. Kaufman is Of Counsel in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She focuses her law practice in the areas of general negligence, casualty & premises liability, and commercial motor vehicle matters.

Melissa earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. While attending law school, she completed full-time internships with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the Honorable James T. Giles in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and a civil defense law firm in Philadelphia.  In addition, she participated in Northeastern’s Prisoners’ Rights Clinic.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with distinction from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. During her studies at Emory University, Melissa served as a Teaching & Research Assistant for the business school courses of statistics & intermediate accounting.  She also participated in the summer study abroad program in Salamanca and Santander, Spain.

Melissa has over 10 years of experience handling all stages of litigation from inception through completion, including appearances at depositions, arbitrations, settlement and pre-trial conferences, expert depositions, and trials to verdict.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA, J.D., 2006
Emory University Goizueta Business School,
        Bachelor of Business Administration, with distinction, 2003

Seminars, Speeches & Publications