Melissa D. Patzelt-Russo

Melissa D. Patzelt-Russo specializes in negligence, premises liability and property damage insurance defense matters, maritime arbitration, and has been counsel of record in over one hundred cases in various New York and New Jersey state and federal Courts.  Ms. Patzelt-Russo also has extensive experience preparing and arguing various discovery motions and has successfully mediated numerous cases to amicable and favorable settlements for her clients. While in law school, Ms. Patzelt-Russo served as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity.   In addition to her active litigation and transactional matters, Ms. Patzelt-Russo also serves as pro bono  litigation counsel for a local amateur hockey association.


J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center, 2010
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007


New York
New Jersey
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Southern District of Texas
District of New Jersey
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States


New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Maritime Law Association
Connecticut Maritime Association
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association