Melanie Tamsky, an attorney in the Litigation practice group, defends doctors, nurses, hospitals, universities, medical groups and clinics against medical malpractice allegations. These cases include such claims as birth trauma, failure to diagnose and treat, serious personal injury and wrongful death.

As a former R.N. in a medical intensive care unit, Melanie understands and is able to analyze the complex facts and issues related to medical malpractice cases and uses her knowledge to manage client expectations.

She has assisted in successfully obtaining defense verdicts for a number of clients in medical malpractice cases, and has also handled those in which favorable settlement terms were reached.

Melanie’s combination of medical and legal training has made her uniquely adept at bridging the gap between law and medicine, particularly in the critical area of medical expert testimony. She has worked closely with hundreds of experts across many practice areas and spearheads the group’s expert witness practice. Particularly skilled in finding the right expert for each case, Melanie works closely to prepare them through testimony.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D., 1992)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis  (B.S.N., 1989)
  • Jewish Hospital School of Nursing  (R.N.)


  • Missouri, 1992
  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar 
  • Missouri State Board of Nursing

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • City of Clayton (Parks and Recreation Commission)
  • Clayton School District (former PTO Vice President)
  • Healing the Children (former Board Member)


Prior to earning her law degree, Melanie practiced as a registered nurse where she gained considerable knowledge. This knowledge enables her to fully understand the facts and implications of those facts in medical malpractice cases.

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