Melissa D. Palmisciano

Melissa Palmisciano's practice focuses on a wide range of complex litigation including contract disputes, business torts, constitutional claims, and employment-related matters. She has litigated cases in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and panels, and in grievance and arbitration proceedings. Melissa has significant advocacy experience in all stages of litigation including development of legal strategy, pleadings drafting, discovery, motions practice, trial, and appeals. She also has conducted direct and cross-examination of hundreds of witnesses.

Melissa has served on a team that successfully obtained injunctive relief for multiple nonprofit entities against the federal government. In addition, she has handled various labor and employment matters including the successful defense of discrimination and retaliation claims, labor disputes, and whistleblower lawsuits under the Federal Railway Safety Act. [1]