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Partner Profile: Melissa Weberman

Each month, we highlight individuals working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Melissa Weberman, the driving force behind Arnold & Porter’s recent Go Casual success.

Name Melissa Weberman

Job/Position Associate

Organization Arnold & Porter

Years on the Job I am about to celebrate my 6th anniversary at A&P

Where did you grow up? Washington, DC

What brought you to DC? I am a Washingtonian, born and bred. I lived away for many years and moved back six years ago because I was ready to come home.

What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn? I was a figure skating instructor in high school. I learned patience!

INTERESTING FACTS

Daily Habit Stretching while brushing my teeth

Favorite App Yelp

Favorite Movie The Cutting Edge

Favorite Restaurant Cactus Cantina, my high school hang-out

Guilty Pleasure Cheese

Hobbies Good TV, Bad TV

You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint? A flamingo (my very favorite thing)

LEGAL AID

Legal aid is important to me because … It does justice.

Your dream for our legal system is… Equal access to justice.

The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is… Safe and affordable housing for families.

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