Melodie M. Mabanta is barred in Maryland and the District of Columbia, though currently on inactive status in D.C given that she practices exclusively in Maryland as an Assistant Attorney General. She has been a litigator for over twenty years. In private practice, she litigated complex cases in Maryland’s state and federal courts and in D.C.’s Superior and federal courts, including asbestos, tobacco, lead paint, catastrophic injury and construction cases. Since 2011, Melodie has served as an Assistant Attorney General for Maryland in the Contract Litigation Unit, and currently serves as Deputy Counsel for the Unit. She litigates contract disputes and procurement protests before Administrative Boards, Circuit Courts and State appellate courts for various State agencies, including the University System of Maryland. She also advises State agencies and the University System of Maryland on litigation avoidance practices. In addition, Melodie serves as a faculty member for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Program Development Office and the D.C. Bar as well as the National Association of Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI). She also has volunteered for Sedona Conference work groups considering best practices for e-discovery transparency.
Melodie graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree; The Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Liberal Arts; and Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans with a Juris Doctor degree.