Steven M. Melley

Steven M. Melley (Rhinebeck, New York)

Steven M. Melley

Attorney in Rhinebeck, NY
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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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

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

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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
Russian and Spanish
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).

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Melley Platania, PLLC
24 Closs Drive,
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Office Information
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Steven M. Melley
Managing Partner
Melley Platania, PLLC
24 Closs Drive,
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Melley Platania, PLLC (Rhinebeck, New York)