Bernstein Shur Welcomes Attorney Alysia Melnick


Bernstein Shur Welcomes Attorney Alysia Melnick

Portland and Augusta, ME, and Manchester NH (June 5, 2016) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, welcomes attorney Alysia Melnick to the firm’s Legislative and Political Law Practice Group in the Portland, ME office.

Melnick’s practice will primarily focus on campaign strategy and compliance as well as advising and lobbying on local, state and national policies in conjunction with The Bernstein Shur Group, a public affairs and government relations subsidiary led by David Farmer, the group’s managing director. She has experience advising stakeholders and lawmakers in areas including drug policy, criminal justice, aging, education, environment, healthcare, and the protection of civil rights and liberties. In addition, her background includes drafting legislation, negotiating and lobbying objectives and advising on broad legal and political strategy.

“We are tremendously pleased to have Alysia join the firm,” Farmer said. “Her years of experience in public policy and collaboration will be an enormous asset to our team and to The Bernstein Shur Group.”

Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Melnick served as legal counsel and senior policy adviser for the Office of the Speaker of the ME House of Representatives as well as working for a variety of local non-profit organizations, including the ACLU of ME. Melnick earned her J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law, her B.A. from Tufts University and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern ME. She resides in Portland, ME with her family.

About Bernstein Shur

Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm with clients across the U.S. and around the world. The firm has more than 100 award-winning attorneys and professionals who provide practical and innovative counsel in more than 20 key areas, catering to a broad range of clients and industries. Bernstein Shur is known for simplifying complex issues and winning through steadfast persistence. The firm is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at

About The Bernstein Shur Group

A subsidiary of Bernstein Shur, The Bernstein Shur Group provides public affairs, communications, and political consulting services to clients across northern New England. With offices in ME, New Hampshire and Vermont, the group has the experience to lead multistate efforts and the expertise to develop comprehensive campaigns to meet the broad needs of our clients.