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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.


Alternative Dispute Resolution


Melissa is the founder of the Dispute Resolution Center at Law Office of Melissa L Steinberg, PLLC, a full service mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and training resource in New York, NY.


Melissa has received extensive training in facilitating mediations, including advanced training in matrimonial litigation. Melissa also received an Executive Certificate in Mediating Complex Disputes from the Harvard Law School Executive Education Program on Negotiation.

Melissa also serves as a Public Arbitrator for FINRA.

Advocacy & Litigation

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Melissa is an appointee to the list of professionals eligible to serve as fiduciaries for incapacitated adults in all boroughs of NYC, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.


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 State Bar Association: 

(1) Dispute Resolution Section (Mediation Committee, International Dispute Resolution Committee, and Mediation of Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Adult Guardianship Committee);

(2) Family Law Section (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee); and

(3) Trusts & Estates Law (Charitable Planning Committee). 

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