Melissa M. Lipnick is an associate in the West Palm Beach office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. She focuses her practice on insurance defense and general liability. Ms. Lipnick handles matters involving the representation of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in long-term care, assisted living facilities and nursing home defense; in addition to medical malpractice, her practice also includes general litigation.
Prior to commencing private practice at QPWB, Ms. Lipnick was an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by The Florida Bar Foundation at the Florida Health Justice Project. In this project-based fellowship, she engaged in individual and systemic advocacy to expand access and address barriers to Medicaid home health care enabling more low-income Florida seniors to access these services. Ms. Lipnick represented individuals enrolled in Florida’s Medicaid Long-Term Care Waiver. She worked with community partners and stakeholders on issues affecting older adults including analysis of legislation and policy work. She also advocates for residents of long-term care facilities as a certified long-term care ombudsman volunteer.
Ms. Lipnick received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in May 2021 and Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Miami in May 2017. While in law school, Ms. Lipnick clerked for the Florida Health Justice Project in Miami, she served as a fellow and legal intern at the Miami Law Health Rights Clinic and interned at the Broward County Public Defender’s Office. In May 2023, she is expecting to receive a Master of Laws in Real Property Development from the University of Miami School of Law.
She is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Ms. Lipnick is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French and Italian.