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Employment law attorney Melissa Mendoza obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida where she graduated cum laude and her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she graduated with Honors in recognition for her excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. During her time in law school, Melissa gained invaluable experience as a clinician for the Hofstra Law Mediation Clinic and research assistant for a prominent First Amendment professor. These skills and experiences have helped shape her to be the fierce advocate she is today, working to make sure she is well prepared to fight for the rights of her clients.

Melissa believes in having a personal connection with each and every client. She is known for establishing a rapport with all of her clients and believes each deserve the equality and fairness guaranteed under the law. When fighting on the right side of justice, it is essential that clients know you can be trusted to not only fight for their rights but help them recover from the atrocities they endured. Melissa has made a legal career of being this person for her clients, becoming their trusted advisor, as well as their attorney, even when the dust from the process has settled.

Interesting facts about Melissa:
Melissa prides herself on her style knowledge. Being a fashionista, she makes sure to dress in a professional manner that also allows her to showcase the exciting and modern sides of being an attorney. Her style and fashion sense allow her to be noticed the moment she walks into the courtroom and demands the attention of every judge and juror in the room. Melissa is also the first generation of her family to be born in the US, having been born to two immigrant parents who worked tirelessly to give their children the best life possible.

Awards and Recognition

2018-2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star


State Court(s): New York, New Jersey
Federal District Court(s): Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of New Jersey


College: University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, cum laude
Law School: Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Juris Doctorate, Honors Concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution



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