A seasoned litigator and D.C. native, Gregory J. Melus excels at analyzing complex issues, reviewing all options and providing expedient solutions to business and personal disputes. His clients find Greg’s experience in commercial matters a tremendous asset to his understanding of complex litigation matters and his ability to provide successful solutions to thorny problems.

With experience in both federal and state court representing clients in a wide range of disputes, Greg delivers successful outcomes in commercial litigation matters involving business disputes, complex contracts, corporate and real property disputes, employment disputes and professional malpractice matters. He also has experience in fiduciary litigation, primarily involving wills, estates and trusts. Greg’s passion for advocating on behalf of his clients earned a citation for an amicus brief that was cited by the Supreme Court in the US v. Arthrex, Inc., 593 U.S. (June 21, 2021) decision.

Before joining Shulman Rogers, Greg was a Senior Litigation Associate in a Washington, D.C. law firm where he counseled emerging technology clients in various areas of business law. He drafted and negotiated contracts, non-disclosure, non-compete and licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, statement of work agreements and software reseller agreements.

After graduating from law school at American University, Washington College of Law, Greg started his career managing a general practice law firm in Alexandria, Virginia where he provided general counsel services and corporate governance to mid-sized software companies, federal contractors, NGOs, insurers and individuals.  Additionally, he gained significant experience in the areas of insurance defense, criminal defense, federal employment law, trademark and copyright matters and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Prior to starting his own law firm, Greg worked as a Legislative Fellow for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and as a staff member in a Congressional Office. He is an academic writer and frequent presenter on novel areas of law, having written a paper addressing trademark and copyright law on the Internet, which won first place at an academic conference, and was published in the Summer 2015 AIPLA journal.



Gregory Melus, Trade Dress 2.0: Trademark Protects in Web Design What Copyright Does Not, American Intellectual Property Law Association (Summer 2014) (forthcoming).

Gregory Melus, Comment, When Parallel Tracks Cross: Application of the New Insider Trading Regulations Under Dodd-Frank Derails, 6 J. Legal Tech. Risk Mgmt. 1, 75 (2012).