Attorney Melaragno earned his Juris Doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law in 1997. An alumnus of Gannon University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and 1990 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School, Attorney Melaragno has dedicated his professional and personal life to the Erie community. John's impressive career spans nearly two decades in Western Pennsylvania where he has been on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania since 2004, and is therefore, assigned to oversee the administration of one-half of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases filed in Erie, Warren, Forest, Elk and McKean counties. A Trustee's duties include the investigation into the financial affairs of a debtor, the liquidation of non-exempt assets, the pursuit and recovery of preferential and/or fraudulent transfers and the distribution of Estate Assets to creditors.
Attorney Melaragno has established himself as a consummate professional, well-liked and respected in the legal community. John's exceptional attention to detail in all matters financial has made him a trusted advocate on behalf of his clients. In addition to personal injury and wrongful death claims, John represents individuals, couples and businesses in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and/or Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases.
Memberships/Admissions and Associations
*Erie County Bar Association
*Pennsylvania Bar Association
*Admitted United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
*Bankruptcy Trustee Western District of Pennsylvania