Melissa A. Cavaliere joined Kelly, Rode, & Kelly, LLP in 2019 as an associate attorney. She practices in areas of general negligence, premises liability, property damage, construction defect, labor law and automobile liability. Melissa comes to the firm with a vast degree of experience, having practiced as a general civil litigator for over a decade in State Court where she also handled all aspects of litigation including but not limited to appeals, and has also practiced in Federal Court.
She is admitted in New York State, and is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of New York.
Melissa earned her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University from Hofstra University School of Law. Prior to that, Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and minored in Public Relations and Communications. She is also a member of several local Bar Association chapters and sits on the planning committee for several charities.
Outside of the office, Melissa has also been seen on stage and continues to perform in musical theater productions throughout New York. She loves traveling, all things science fiction, and spending time with her loved ones.