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Phi Alpha Delta; Kappa Delta Phi. Recipient, New York Super Lawyers, 2007. Associate Editor, Tulane Forum, 1974-1975. Contributing Editor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, James Publishing Co., 1999. Law Clerk, Criminal District Judge Matthew Braniff, Orleans Parish, N.O., LA., 1974. Listed in: Who’s Who in American Law; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1995. Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1999. Sponsor of Steven M. Melley Law Studies Scholarships, 1992

Areas of Practice

Associations & Memberships

  • Dutchess County, New York State (Former Member, Committee on Specialization) and American Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association.
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • 1980, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1976, New York
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1975
  • Colgate University, 1972, B.A.
    • with honors in Russian Studies
  • Russian and Spanish