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Melissa Rheinstadter

A 2022 graduate of Widener Law, Melissa is an Associate Attorney at HKR, where her work involves the assessment of first-party insurance coverage disputes and extracontractual litigation matters. Melissa also provides invaluable support to HKR’s insurer clients regarding policy interpretations, wordings, and related regulatory advice.

Melissa graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. in Government and Business, and obtained her law degree from the Widener University Delaware Law School.  While in law school, Melissa served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Dominic Pileggi of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, a legal extern in the Office of General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and a legal intern for the Office of Administration and Policy for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, and bike riding.

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Widener University Delaware School of Law
  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA Government and Business

Published Works

  • "You’re Just Too Toxic: Analyzing DuPont’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 2021 Settlement," Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Blog, Feb. 14, 2022