Joseph Mellon

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado

The Mellon Law Firm
Joseph Mellon
The Mellon Law Firm

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1983

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2024
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The Mellon Law Firm

1401 Wewatta St.
Suite 806
Denver, CO 80202 Phone: 303-915-0198 Email: Joseph Mellon


As a partner at The Mellon Law Firm, Joseph Mellon provides dedicated legal representation to clients in the Denver, Colorado, area and throughout the state. He generally handles cases that involve the following: commercial litigation, class actions, products liability, insurance bad faith, catastrophic injury, civil rights, the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Before he received a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law in 1974, Mr. Mellon attended Central Michigan University. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1970.

Mr. Mellon has more than 40 years of experience as a civil trial lawyer. He has achieved positive resolutions for his clients in a broad variety of cases, including business disputes, contract disputes, injury claims and insurance claims. Mr. Mellon's notable successes include obtaining an award of $18.75 million against the head of a ponzi investment scheme, $7 million award on behalf of parties injured in a car crash $4.6 million in damages for a disabled veteran in a malpractice case against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Mellon also managed multi-state wage and hour class action claims against a national retailer resulting in over $100 million in settlements. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Colorado and Michigan.  His practice is national in scope, having handled matters throughout the country and Puerto Rico.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Mellon. His memberships include the Denver Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan's Negligence Law Section, the Faculty of Federal Advocates and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Mellon has served on the board of directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and he previously served as president of the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court.  He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has a Preeminent AV rating with Martindale Hubbell.

Practice areas

General Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Business, Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1974, Michigan

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, Contributing Editor
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Brownlee v. Dorrance, District Court, Jefferson County, Colorado (2004)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Deasy v. U.S.A., 99 F.3d 354 (10th Circuit 1996)
  • Ray v. Bainbridge, Inc., District Court, Douglas County, Colorado (2004)
  • Waskel v. Guaranty National Corporation, et al, 23 P.3d 1214 (CA 2000) cert denied May 21, 2001
  • GuarantyNational Insurance Company v. Scottsdale Insurance Company, No. 97CA1571, August 26, 1999 (Colo. App.) (Not selected for official publications), cert denied
  • Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2008
  • Selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, 2003
  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Section
  • Colorado, 1983
  • Minoru Yasul Inn of Court, Past President
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1974
  • District of Michigan, 1974
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Michigan, 1974
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2007
Educational Background:
  • Central Michigan University, B.S., Major: Major: Education, 1970
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Provided 50 hours of free legal services assisting a family in defending against a claim by a  contractor for lien foreclosure.  , 2018

Office location for Joseph Mellon

1401 Wewatta St.
Suite 806
Denver, CO 80202


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2024

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