Melissa received a B.A. in German and History (cum laude), with a minor in French, from Bowdoin College in 2001. That same year, she was the recipient of the Samuel Bernstein Prize for Excellence in the Study of European History for her paper "'The Capital of the Movement' post-Hitler: Coming to Terms With the Past and the Evolution of Memory in Munich, 1945-2001."
After working as a high school social studies teacher near Boston and an audio/ visual post-production coordinator in Los Angeles, Melissa attended Fordham University School of Law in New York, graduating in 2008. While at Fordham, Melissa was an associate editor of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and a recipient of the Archibald Murray Public Service Award (summa cum laude).
She worked as general counsel for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee before starting Law Office of Melissa L. Steinberg, PLLC in 2012.
Advocacy & Litigation
Melissa is an appointee to the list of professionals eligible to serve as fiduciaries for incapacitated adults in all boroughs of NYC, plus Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, and the State of Connecticut.