Melanie S. Bailey

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
Melanie S. Bailey
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2003

Education: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

201 E 5th St
Suite 1340
Cincinnati, OH 45202 Visit website


Melanie S. Bailey is a shareholder at the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dedicated to her clients’ best interests, she focuses her practice on personal injury matters, including pharmaceutical and general product liability, wrongful death, class action litigation, multidistrict litigation and complex civil litigation.

With a bachelor’s degree in political science, Ms. Bailey graduated cum laude from the Northern Kentucky University. She continued her legal studies at the Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law and earned her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1996. In 2003, she was licensed to practice law in Ohio.

In addition to Ohio, Ms. Bailey is authorized to practice law in Kentucky (1997) and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Active in her affiliations with the legal community, Ms. Bailey holds memberships in the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In 2022, she was a champion member of the Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice.  

Ms. Bailey is frequently called upon to provide lectures at prominent legal associations, including the Cincinnati Bar Association, where she spoke about tips, tricks and pitfalls of mass torts. She serves as a tenacious and fierce defender of her clients’ rights and liberties, when they have been victims of injuries because of another party’s careless and ignorant actions.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions, Litigation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Wrongful Death

  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20% General Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, Kentucky

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Elmiron MDL litigation, 2021.
  • Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2021 - 2022.
  • Cum Laude, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1996
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Mass Torts: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls, Cincinnati Bar Association, April 2023
  • "Multidistrict Litigation: The Most Common Case Preceding Many Know Little About," The Advocate, Vol. 50, No.2, (March/April 2022), co-authored with Jessica L. Powell.
  • "Recall of IntraClude Device Used in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass.", July 2, 2019.
  • "Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Trial Verdict in Favor of Employees for Violations of The Fair Labor Standards Act.", May 7, 2019.
  • "Brand Name Drug or Generic Drug - Generic May Foil Your Client's Failure to Warn Case" - Cincinnati Bar Association, January/February 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio, 2003
  • Kentucky, 1997
  • Northern District of Ohio, 2020
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Kentucky
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice, Leader Forum Member Champion, 2022
  • Appointed to Ohio Notary Advisory Board, 2020
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Northern Kentucky University, cum laude, 1993

Office location for Melanie S. Bailey

201 E 5th St
Suite 1340
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 303-792-5595


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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