About Melissa L. Steinberg, Esq.

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.


Melissa is also a member of the Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center Legal Action Task Force; The Lawfare Project's legal network; and the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Pro Bono Lawyer Network. She is also the founder of The Anti-Terror Lawyer's Toolkit, an educational and training forum to assist lawyers using civil litigation to combat terrorism, the BDS movement, and other forms of anti-Semitism. 

Admissions &

Professional Memberships

Melissa is admitted to practice law in the State of New York (2009), as well as the federal courts in the Southern (2009) and Eastern (2012) Districts of New York.


Melissa is also a member of the New York Bar Association, especially these sections: 

(1) Business Law;

(2) Trial Lawyers; and

(3) International Law (Israel Chapter). 

Other Professional Positions

Melissa is an instructor in international and business law at Baruch College of the City University of New York.


Melissa is also a member of the board of JOIN Israel, an organization devoted to assisting Israelis in crisis. 

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