Ignatius John Melito

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in New York, NY

Melito & Adolfsen P.C.
 | 233 Broadway, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10279
Phone: 212-238-8900
Fax: 212-238-8999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (80%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

A founding partner of Melito & Adolfsen P.C., located in New York, New York, Ignatius John Melito provides civil litigation representation to a wide variety of clients throughout the state and around the country. His primary focus is on insurance coverage, where he defends insurance companies in matters involving bad faith, additional insureds, contractual liability, personal injury, defamation, notice requirements and construction defects. Mr. Melito has also handled claims involving legal and medical malpractice as well as those that have been filed against corporate directors and officers. In addition to litigation, he also has an extensive appellate practice and has appeared in federal appellate courts throughout the United States.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Melito received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Fordham University in 1972. He then pursued his legal studies at Fordham University School of Law. While he was in law school, Mr. Melito served as the managing editor of the Fordham Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1976. He was subsequently admitted to practice before all of the state courts of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Over his lengthy career, Mr. Melito has earned a well-deserved reputation among his fellow professionals as an ethical and highly skilled lawyer. One such indication is his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Melito is actively involved in several legal organizations. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the New York County Lawyers' Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (80%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Appellate (20%)

Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2006, 2012 - 2019

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About Ignatius Melito

Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.melitoadolfsen.com/attorneys/ignatius-john-melito...


  • New York Metro Super LawyersInsurance Coverage

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Managing Editor, Fordham Law Review, 1975-1976

Educational Background:

  • Fordham University, B.A., cum laude, 1972
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Office Location for Ignatius John Melito

233 Broadway
Suite 1010
New York, NY 10279

Phone: 212-238-8900

Fax: 212-238-8999

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Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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