Christie Mellott is Of Counsel to Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, and is the firm's resident "Medicare Provider Enrollment guru." She joined the firm shortly after it began in 2000. She counsels clients on Medicare Provider Enrollment, employment and volunteer personnel issues, corporate, tax exemption, contracting, intellectual property, workplace safety, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, administrative law issues, compliance matters and a variety of other issues affecting the EMS and public safety industries.
Christie became an EMT a few months after joining the firm. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked in the healthcare field for ten years, working or volunteering in doctors' offices and hospitals, before making the decision to go to law school. She also briefly worked as a Chemist for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, before deciding to go to law school.
During law school, she served as the assistant editor for the Environmental Law and Technology Journal, worked in the University’s Small Business Development Center, worked for a solo practitioner practicing labor and employment law, and interned for Pennsylvania's Office of General Counsel. After law school, Christie worked as a litigator for Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection and then for another healthcare law firm for several years.
Christie loves speaking before and working with all levels of EMS and public safety professionals. In addition to speaking at many state and regional EMS conferences, she is also a featured speaker in PWW seminars and webinars. She has also written and co-authored numerous articles on a variety of EMS and public safety-related issues.
In her free time, Christie volunteers with local community nonprofit organizations. She also enjoys running and spending time with her husband and children.