Melissa PressleyMelissa Pressley
Rochester, New York

phone (585) 286-1499 (866) 958-5973 Toll Free
fax (585) 454-5066


Melissa has over 12 years of law practice. She has litigated labor law and general negligence cases on behalf of corporate entities; negotiated settlements; analyzed insurance coverage issues, construction contracts, and commercial leases; prepared reports for insurance carriers.
In addition her areas of concentration include civil rights, labor & employment; charities/not-for-profit corporate law; construction law, insurance defense and coverage; personal injury/premises liability, and government litigation. She is a past President of the NY Tri-State Chapter, National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), for 2010 and 2011.

Areas of Practice:

  • Government Relations
  • State and Federal Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Charities/Not-for-Profit Corporate Law

Bar Admissions:

  • New York 2004
  • New Jersey 2003
  • SDNY and EDNY, 2005


  • Juris Doctor, City University of New York School of Law, May 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Math, Brooklyn College, CUNY 2001

Published Works, Awards and Accomplishments

  • International Study in Peru, on scholarship
  • Studied Latin-American History and Culture,  Authored, "The Race Advantage," which focused on racial and social differences in Latin America, and other scholarly papers on diversity and culture.