Melanson Law Office, P.C.

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls
Melanson Law Office, P.C.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in New York and has no record of discipline from the New York bar association. *

Melanson Law Office, P.C.

Melanson Law Office, P.C.

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

This lawyer is licensed to practice in New York and has no record of discipline from the New York bar association. *

Firm Overview


Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Thomas J. Melanson had an extensive career as a prosecutor, trying everything from misdemeanor cases to high-stakes violent crimes. By the end of his first year as a new prosecutor, he’d built and tried over twenty-five jury trials and over one hundred bench trials and motions, and had faced the court of appeals numerous times.

Quickly training himself to overcome the stage fright that often cripples young attorneys, he progressed rapidly as an effective courtroom Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting serious criminal cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, child molestation, domestic violence, and vehicular homicide. Tom became so proficient with courtroom confidence and case presentation; he was eventually appointed to teach a courtroom training program to up-and-coming star prosecutors for the State of Georgia.

He’s about as well-rounded as you can expect in a criminal law professional. He’s worked on every part of a criminal case from the investigation to the prosecution and the appeal at local, state, and federal levels. And now he focuses on the defense.

Years of prosecuting those tough criminal cases made him a stellar legal professional, and he’s never been happier than since opening his own private practice, where he can manage his volume of cases, offer top-tier customer service, and focus exclusively on criminal defense.

He’s also a master investigator himself with incredible attention to detail and was offered a prestigious role with the Attorney General’s office handling the intricate and highly sensitive case-building and investigative components for prosecuting large-scale organized crime activity, presenting those prepared cases to a Grand Jury, and ultimately taking them to trial.

Main Office

Main Office
273 Wall Street, Suite 202
Kingston , NY 12401

Phone

845 331 2047

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for 30 minutes

Office Information
Office Hours

9 to 5

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Criminal Defense

Aggressive, experienced, competent criminal defense

The office represents individuals charged with all felonies and misdemeanors in both NY state and federal courts. Mr. Melanson has tried approximately 100 criminal jury trials in both state and federal court, and his cases have ranged from DWI to weapons possession to assault to sex crimes to organized crime/gangs to murder.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Mr. Melanson exclusively handles criminal defense. He has over 20 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.

Melanson Law Office, P.C.
Thomas Melanson

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Thomas J. Melanson had an extensive career as a prosecutor, trying everything from misdemeanor cases to high-stakes violent crimes. By the end of his first year as a new prosecutor, he'd built and tried over twenty-five jury trials and over one hundred bench trials and motions, and had faced the court of appeals numerous times.

Quickly training himself to overcome the stage fright that often cripples young attorneys, he progressed rapidly as an effective courtroom Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting serious criminal cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, child molestation, domestic violence, and vehicular homicide. Tom became so proficient with courtroom confidence and case presentation; he was eventually appointed to teach a courtroom training program to up-and-coming star prosecutors for the State of Georgia.

He's about as well-rounded as you can expect in a criminal law professional. He's worked on every part of a criminal case from the investigation to the prosecution and the appeal at local, state, and federal levels. And now he focuses on the defense.

Years of prosecuting those tough criminal cases made him a stellar legal professional, and he's never been happier than since opening his own private practice, where he can manage his volume of cases, offer top-tier customer service, and focus exclusively on criminal defense.

He's also a master investigator himself with incredible attention to detail and was offered a prestigious role with the Attorney General's office handling the intricate and highly sensitive case-building and investigative components for prosecuting large-scale organized crime activity, presenting those prepared cases to a Grand Jury, and ultimately taking them to trial.

Education

Emory University School of Law
J.D., 1996

Melanson Law Office, P.C.
Thomas Melanson

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Thomas J. Melanson had an extensive career as a prosecutor, trying everything from misdemeanor cases to high-stakes violent crimes. By the end of his first year as a new prosecutor, he'd built and tried over twenty-five jury trials and over one hundred bench trials and motions, and had faced the court of appeals numerous times.

Quickly training himself to overcome the stage fright that often cripples young attorneys, he progressed rapidly as an effective courtroom Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting serious criminal cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, child molestation, domestic violence, and vehicular homicide. Tom became so proficient with courtroom confidence and case presentation; he was eventually appointed to teach a courtroom training program to up-and-coming star prosecutors for the State of Georgia.

He's about as well-rounded as you can expect in a criminal law professional. He's worked on every part of a criminal case from the investigation to the prosecution and the appeal at local, state, and federal levels. And now he focuses on the defense.

Years of prosecuting those tough criminal cases made him a stellar legal professional, and he's never been happier than since opening his own private practice, where he can manage his volume of cases, offer top-tier customer service, and focus exclusively on criminal defense.

He's also a master investigator himself with incredible attention to detail and was offered a prestigious role with the Attorney General's office handling the intricate and highly sensitive case-building and investigative components for prosecuting large-scale organized crime activity, presenting those prepared cases to a Grand Jury, and ultimately taking them to trial.

Education

Emory University School of Law J.D., 1996


Firm Overview


Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Thomas J. Melanson had an extensive career as a prosecutor, trying everything from misdemeanor cases to high-stakes violent crimes. By the end of his first year as a new prosecutor, he’d built and tried over twenty-five jury trials and over one hundred bench trials and motions, and had faced the court of appeals numerous times.

Quickly training himself to overcome the stage fright that often cripples young attorneys, he progressed rapidly as an effective courtroom Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting serious criminal cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, child molestation, domestic violence, and vehicular homicide. Tom became so proficient with courtroom confidence and case presentation; he was eventually appointed to teach a courtroom training program to up-and-coming star prosecutors for the State of Georgia.

He’s about as well-rounded as you can expect in a criminal law professional. He’s worked on every part of a criminal case from the investigation to the prosecution and the appeal at local, state, and federal levels. And now he focuses on the defense.

Years of prosecuting those tough criminal cases made him a stellar legal professional, and he’s never been happier than since opening his own private practice, where he can manage his volume of cases, offer top-tier customer service, and focus exclusively on criminal defense.

He’s also a master investigator himself with incredible attention to detail and was offered a prestigious role with the Attorney General’s office handling the intricate and highly sensitive case-building and investigative components for prosecuting large-scale organized crime activity, presenting those prepared cases to a Grand Jury, and ultimately taking them to trial.

Main Office

Main Office
273 Wall Street, Suite 202
Kingston , NY 12401

Phone

845 331 2047

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for 30 minutes

Office Information
Office Hours

9 to 5

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Criminal Defense

Aggressive, experienced, competent criminal defense

The office represents individuals charged with all felonies and misdemeanors in both NY state and federal courts. Mr. Melanson has tried approximately 100 criminal jury trials in both state and federal court, and his cases have ranged from DWI to weapons possession to assault to sex crimes to organized crime/gangs to murder.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Mr. Melanson exclusively handles criminal defense. He has over 20 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.

Melanson Law Office, P.C.
Thomas Melanson

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Thomas J. Melanson had an extensive career as a prosecutor, trying everything from misdemeanor cases to high-stakes violent crimes. By the end of his first year as a new prosecutor, he'd built and tried over twenty-five jury trials and over one hundred bench trials and motions, and had faced the court of appeals numerous times.

Quickly training himself to overcome the stage fright that often cripples young attorneys, he progressed rapidly as an effective courtroom Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting serious criminal cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, child molestation, domestic violence, and vehicular homicide. Tom became so proficient with courtroom confidence and case presentation; he was eventually appointed to teach a courtroom training program to up-and-coming star prosecutors for the State of Georgia.

He's about as well-rounded as you can expect in a criminal law professional. He's worked on every part of a criminal case from the investigation to the prosecution and the appeal at local, state, and federal levels. And now he focuses on the defense.

Years of prosecuting those tough criminal cases made him a stellar legal professional, and he's never been happier than since opening his own private practice, where he can manage his volume of cases, offer top-tier customer service, and focus exclusively on criminal defense.

He's also a master investigator himself with incredible attention to detail and was offered a prestigious role with the Attorney General's office handling the intricate and highly sensitive case-building and investigative components for prosecuting large-scale organized crime activity, presenting those prepared cases to a Grand Jury, and ultimately taking them to trial.

Education

Emory University School of Law
J.D., 1996

Melanson Law Office, P.C.
Thomas Melanson

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Thomas J. Melanson had an extensive career as a prosecutor, trying everything from misdemeanor cases to high-stakes violent crimes. By the end of his first year as a new prosecutor, he'd built and tried over twenty-five jury trials and over one hundred bench trials and motions, and had faced the court of appeals numerous times.

Quickly training himself to overcome the stage fright that often cripples young attorneys, he progressed rapidly as an effective courtroom Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting serious criminal cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, child molestation, domestic violence, and vehicular homicide. Tom became so proficient with courtroom confidence and case presentation; he was eventually appointed to teach a courtroom training program to up-and-coming star prosecutors for the State of Georgia.

He's about as well-rounded as you can expect in a criminal law professional. He's worked on every part of a criminal case from the investigation to the prosecution and the appeal at local, state, and federal levels. And now he focuses on the defense.

Years of prosecuting those tough criminal cases made him a stellar legal professional, and he's never been happier than since opening his own private practice, where he can manage his volume of cases, offer top-tier customer service, and focus exclusively on criminal defense.

He's also a master investigator himself with incredible attention to detail and was offered a prestigious role with the Attorney General's office handling the intricate and highly sensitive case-building and investigative components for prosecuting large-scale organized crime activity, presenting those prepared cases to a Grand Jury, and ultimately taking them to trial.

Education

Emory University School of Law J.D., 1996


This lawyer is licensed to practice in New York and has no record of discipline from the New York bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in New York and has no record of discipline from the New York bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.