Premier New England Trial Attorneys
New York Office
Our Location 11 Broadway
Suite 615

New York, NY 10004
Phone Number 212-541-7236

New York Trial Attorneys

A Law Firm Built on Honest Communication & Trust

With more than 35 years of courtroom experience and countless successful cases and satisfied clients, Melick & Porter, LLP is the right choice for companies who want to handle claims efficiency and effectively. We are a well-respected law firm with offices across in New England. Whether your restaurant is facing a liquor liability claim or your construction company has been accused of negligence, no legal matter is too complex for our team to handle.

Our superior civil defense services in state or federal courts have AV ratings from Martindale-Hubbell and have been recognized in publications and honorary societies.

Our Legal Services

Unfortunately, employers, professionals, and other individuals face lawsuits in every industry. Our team has a diverse range of legal experience and is able to provide litigation and appellate services for athletes, restaurant owners, construction contractors, and more.

The sooner you get in touch with our New York office, the sooner we can begin investigating your situation and collecting the evidence we need to defend you and your interests.

Our New York lawyers have demonstrated experience in many civil defense practice areas and can provide in-depth counsel when you meet with us.

Meet Our Attorneys

You can count on our lawyers to defend you aggressively, so you have one less thing to worry about. In addition to our litigation skills, we also provide sound legal counsel on a variety of business-related matters. With lawyers who actively contribute to legal journals and speak in seminars and law programs, Melick & Porter, LLP is well-known for our commitment to staying up to date on legal development and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Our New York-based lawyers include:

Our professional service can be trusted to help you when you are facing a dispute. Our New York trial and appellate attorneys are available to help you navigate whatever situation you may be facing.

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Michael J. Mazurczak


    Maz has been at Melick & Porter his entire legal career. He began as a Law Clerk in the summer of 1988 and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 1989. Maz has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts for over 30 years. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law and includes providing major national corporations with oversight and defense of their employment litigation.

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    John F. Rooney III


    John F. Rooney, III, who joined the firm in 1986, has successfully tried over 300 cases in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on toxic torts, complex products liability, environmental damage, utility companies, fire and explosion cases, aviation law, contract actions, insurance fraud, sexual abuse matters, premises liability, and criminal law.

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    Holly G. Rogers


    Holly is a partner in the firm’s Connecticut and New York offices. Her practice focuses on all facets of employment law, and the areas of professional liability and general liability. Holly represents clients in both federal and state courts in Connecticut and New York, as well as before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights.

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    Steven M. Banks

    Junior Partner

    Steve is a Junior Partner in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. Steve studied business and psychology at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and was honored with the Dean's Scholarship award. Following graduation from law school, Steve joined a small law firm in Danbury, Connecticut where he grew his practice for eleven years before joining Melick & Porter.

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    Lauren S. Fackler


    Lauren is a Junior Partner in the firm’s Boston office. Her practices focus on defending employment practices liability matters involving a variety of issues, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She also handles professional liability, general liability, and insurance coverage matters. Lauren represents clients in both state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Client-Centered Approach
  • Well-Qualified & Accomplished Firm
  • Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
  • Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
  • High-End Legal Representation
  • Track Record Of Client Success