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Name: Melanie Kalmbach
Firm/company: Schultz & Pogue, LLP
Practice area(s): Medical malpractice defense
Year(s) of practice: One
What do you like best about your job? Assisting healthcare providers through the stressful process of medical malpractice claims.
What has been the best moment so far in your legal career? Receiving a unanimous favorable panel opinion for our client where I prepared the panel submission.
Why are you a member of DTCI? To become more involved in the legal community and to develop a large network for support, advice and long-lasting friendships.
Unforeseen hurdles of your first year(s) as a lawyer? Billing time
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be and why? A cold case detective or forensic scientist because I enjoy researching and solving mysteries.
What you wish you knew then… The importance of being involved in activities both within and outside the legal field to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Fun fact about you! In elementary school, I was on a jump rope team called The Rockin’ Ropsters and performed during the halftime show of a Pacers game.