Steven M. Melley

Licensed for 40 years

Practice Area: Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Scaffold Accidents 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

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Managing Partner at firm Melley Platania, PLLC

Steven M. Melley


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Serving Rhinebeck, NY view address

Partner at firm Melley Platania, PLLC

Serving Rhinebeck, NY view address

Free initial consultation

Awards AV Preeminent

About Steven M. Melley

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—.

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      Managing Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1976, New York
      1980, U.S. Supreme Court
      U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Law School Attended
      Tulane University
      Class of 1975
      University Attended
      Colgate University
      Class of 1972
      with honors in Russian Studies
      Birth Information
      Born in 1950
      Rhinebeck, New York, January 3, 1950
      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.
      Representative Cases
      Bauch v. Verilli, 176 AD2d 1116 (1991)
      Johnson v. Verrilli, 139 AD2d 497 (1988)
      Haight v. Banner Metals, 300 AD2d 356 (2002)
      Mottoshiski v. Fingar, 201 AD2d 800 (1994)
      GMAC v. Vucich, 31 AD3d 864 (2006)
      GMAC v. Vucich, 15 AD3d 106 (2005)
      Dalzell v. County of Dutchess, 258 AD2d 615 (1999)
      Gudenzi-Ruess v. CES, 212 AD2d 952 (1995)
      In re Nationwide Ins. Co. (Mackey), 25 AD3d 905 (2006)
      Provost v. City of Newburgh, 262 F3d 146 (2d Cir 2001)
      Mullen v. Kellam, 819 FSupp 159 (1993)
      Smith v. Lonestar Industries, 1 AD3d 860 (2003)
      Peo v. Rogan, 111 Misc 2d 493 (1981)
      DeFiglio v. Equitable Life, 64 AD2d 875 (1978)
      Peo v. Fells, 133 Misc 2d 341 (1986).
      Russian and Spanish

      Areas of Law

      • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
      • Automobile Accidents
      • Scaffold Accidents
      • Medical Malpractice
      • Products Liability
      • Negligence