Calder Mellino.

Calder Mellino is an experienced attorney who provides caring, client-focused representation. Inspired by his father, Christopher Mellino, founder of The Mellino Law Firm, Calder began his legal practice with the desire to help people in a meaningful way. When assisting clients of the firm, Calder makes it his mission to serve as a navigator, working to uncover the truth and seek justice on behalf of injured individuals and families affected by negligence. Calder focuses on listening and learning. This allows him to determine exactly how an injury or death really occurred and obtain the evidence needed to prove that medical negligence was the cause.

Calder Mellino, Partner – Mellino Law Firm

Recovering the compensation clients deserve. With every case he takes on, Calder works to provide closure to injured patients and grieving families, whether by righting a wrong or simply uncovering the truth. Throughout the process, he remains consistently available for his clients, encouraging them to reach out to him at any time with questions or concerns they may have.

Work Experience

Medical Malpractice 

When pursuing medical malpractice claims, Calder’s goal is twofold: firstly, to help those affected by malpractice recover the justice and compensation they need to move forward from the incident, and secondly, to hold the negligent parties accountable.

Business Law

Prior to entering the practice of law, Calder gained real-life insider experience in the creation and protection of intellectual property working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. While at the USPTO, he researched new and emerging legal issues while gaining valuable insight to best practices in agency proceedings.

Calder uses this insight to help entrepreneurs and small business owners protect their brands and trademarks from unfair competition.


  • Helping prepare successful federal trademark applications for registration, working with owners to shepherd them through the approval process, and protecting against infringement in the marketplace
  • Educating craft breweries throughout the U.S. as to current rights in existing names and the labels in current use; including presentations at industry conferences
  • Assessing current and proposed names and labels for federal and state trademark registration
  • Developing cost/benefit analyses of registration for individual names and labels
  • Helping individually prepare applications materials for names and labels
  • Educating the businesses as to the general federal trademark system to outline “best practices” and considerations for future names and labels


  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio State
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations & Recognitions

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Leadership Academy Class (2022-2023)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Access to Justice Committee: Vice Chair (2023)
  • The Ohio Association for Justice
    • Amicus Curia Committee Member
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • The Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The West Shore Bar Association
  • Ohio Craft Brewers Association
  • American Homebrewers Association
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star 
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2023)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

Publications / Speaking Engagements

Civic Engagement

  • United Way Emerging Leaders Cabinet: Events Chair & Incoming Governance Chair
  • West Side Catholic Center: Advancement Committee and Associate Board
  • Community West Foundation: Class A Board Member
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless: Moore Love Project
  • Lakewood Catholic Academy Basketball Coach
  • Cleveland Leadership Center Civic Leadership Institute Spring 2022

Volunteer Work

Pro Bono Attorney

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance Program
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Legal Aid
What our clients say. I couldn’t be happier with my experience at the Mellino Law Firm. Everyone in the office took great care of us and went above and beyond.
Floyd L.