Melissa Zoldan-Leite

Chief Operations Officer

P:212-683-7100 ext. 209

Meet Melissa

Melissa has specialized in the defense of malpractice claims against nursing homes, physicians, dentists, hospitals, and other health care providers for over twenty years in both New York and New Jersey. She also has significant experience in the defense of general personal injury and excess casualty claims.

Melissa has lectured and conducted Legal seminars for health care professionals to improve and assure quality assurance in Nursing Homes and Long Term Skilled Nursing facilities as well as how to assist in the defense of lawsuits. She has also conducted seminars for attorneys for continuing education credit. Melissa also has experience in real estate closings and has defended misdemeanor offenses in criminal court, and traffic violations in the five boroughs of New York, as well as counties north and east of New York and in New Jersey.  She has Appellate experience having written briefs and argued cases in the New York Appellate Divisions, First and Second Departments. Melissa has also implemented and supervised law firm quality assurance programs for carriers, to increase efficient administration and adjustment of claims.

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Excess Insurance Monitoring / Substitution Counsel


  • New York, 1998
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S District Court, New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2000


  • B.A, University of Vermont, 1993
  • J.D, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 1997