Melissa R. Knoerzer

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Melissa R. Knoerzer


Tel (215) 575-4294

Fax (215) 563-2583


Melissa R. Knoerzer concentrates her practice on litigation and transactional matters.  Ms. Knoerzer’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and contracts, employment relations, products liability, casualty & premises liability and the defense of commercial motor vehicles.  She also has experience in insurance coverage, intellectual property, health care law, estate planning and litigation and family law. 

Ms. Knoerzer received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rutgers University in 1999, where she was a Henry Rutgers Scholar.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law in 2004, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and involved in the Hunter Advanced Moot Court Program. 

Ms. Knoerzer started her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Mount Holly.  She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Knoerzer is an Arbitrator with the Philadelphia Arbitration Center.  She is also a volunteer child advocate with the Support Center for Child Advocates and an active volunteer with A Pathway to Hope.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court of New Jersey


Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  Dean’s Merit Scholar
  Hunter Advanced Moot Court Program

Rutgers University (B.A., With Honors, 1999)
  Henry Rutgers Scholar

Professional Associations

Volunteer Child Advocate, Support Center for Child Advocates
Volunteer, A Pathway to Hope