Melissa H. Nafash

Melissa H. Nafash

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York, NY

The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC
 | 126 East 56th Street, 6th Floor, Tower 56
New York, NY 10022-3613
Phone: 212-421-2800
Fax: 917-546-0554
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Melissa Nafash focuses her practice on representing individuals who have been injured by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. In addition to litigating cases from inception through the discovery process, she has played a key role in numerous trials, legal motions, and an appeal that have led to many victories.

In 2018, Ms. Nafash was named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Hernia Mesh Litigation in New York, to pursue litigation in Rhode Island State Court concerning a number of hernia mesh products produced by Warwick (R.I.)-based Bard Davol.

Ms. Nafash earned her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, where she was certified as a mediator and received the Cali Award for excellent achievement in the study of Trial Advocacy. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.

She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She also is admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, District of Massachusetts and District of Rhode Island.

About Melissa Nafash

Admitted: 2010, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.lanierlawfirm.com/attorneys/melissa_h_nafash.htm

Honors/Awards:

  • New York Rising Stars, by Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Hernia Mesh Litigation in New York, 2018
  • Cali Award recpient for Trial Advocacy

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a mediator and received the Cali Award for excellent achievement in the study of Trial Advocacy.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted: Rhode Island (2008), Massachusetts (2008), New Jersey (2009), New York (2010), U.S. District Courts for the District of Rhode Island (2009), District of Massachusetts (2011), District of New Jersey (2011), and Southern District of New York (2013).
  • Ms. Nafash is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and American Association for Justice.

Representative Clients:

  • A passionate litigator, Ms. Nafash’s work includes the preparation, assistance and support in numerous trials, legal motions, and appeals that have led to numerous victories for indivisuals who have been injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Ms. Nafash was named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Hernia Mesh Litigation in New York, pursuing litigation in Rhode Island State Court concerning a number of hernia mesh products produced by Warwick (R.I.)-based Bard Davol, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Ms. Nafash earned her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2008 and completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at The University of Connecticut in 2004.
Office Location for Melissa H. Nafash

126 East 56th Street, 6th Floor
Tower 56
New York, NY 10022-3613

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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