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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Areas of Law

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


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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

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  • 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 A... More

    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 Natio... More

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    Steven M. Melley
    Managing Partner
     24 Closs Drive,
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572


    Melley Platania, PLLC (Rhinebeck, New York)

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