Luis M. Meléndez advocates for employees facing illegal and unfair treatment in the workplace, including employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour violations, and whistleblower protections.
Prior to joining KCNF, Luis worked as a Staff Attorney at the Children’s Law Center, where he advocated for the rights of DC families. He also worked as an Assistant Consumer Advocate for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Advocate, where he worked to protect the interests of consumers in Pennsylvania through complex litigation.
Luis graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law. During his time at Temple Law, Luis was a Law & Public Policy Scholar, a Staff Editor for Temple Law Review, and served as a volunteer for the Transgender Name Change Project and the National Lawyers Guild Expungement Project. Further, Luis worked as a legal intern for the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the Mazzoni Center (LGBTQ+ organization), the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania, and as a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Luis graduated summa cum laude from la Universidad del Turabo, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. He is fluent in Spanish.
Bar and Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Member
- Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member
- National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, Member
- LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member
- Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Member
- National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
- Amen to the Passing of the Establishment Clause, Washington Lawyer, November/December 2022 Edition
- Come, All Ye Faithful: Is the US Supreme Court Playing Favorites?, The Legal Intelligencer, August 11, 2022