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 by working for the Department of Commerce 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, small businesses, and nonprofits at all stages. From inception to growth to winding down, Calder can troubleshoot legal issues that arise with any business.


  • 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
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Board of Trustees
    • Development Committee Chair (2023)

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. The knowledge that Margo and Chris possessed was outstanding and the work they put into my case was unbelievable.
Floyd L.