Thomas J. Melanson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Kingston, NY

Melanson Law Office, PC
 | 273 Wall St, Suite 202
Kingston, NY 12401-4513
Phone: 845-751-3060
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

A former prosecutor who tried cases ranging from high-stakes violent crimes to small misdemeanors, Thomas J. Melanson is now a criminal defense attorney at Melanson Law Office P.C. Admitted to practice in the state courts of New York, he represents the people of Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Columbia counties in matters of DUI, white collar crime, drug crimes and criminal appeals.

During Mr. Melanson’s time as a prosecutor, he tried over 100 motions and bench trials and 25 jury trials, preparing him well to defend the rights of those charged with criminal offenses. As an assistant district attorney, he tried cases of drug trafficking, rape, murder, domestic violence, child molestation and vehicular homicide. Now switching that focus and energy to the defense side of the courtroom, he is passionate about protecting the rights and future of anyone accused of committing a crime. Uniquely prepared with an understanding of what a criminal record can do, he is determined to create the best path forward for his clients.

From a criminal investigation to appeals at state, local and federal levels, Mr. Melanson has experience in each aspect of criminal law. A stellar legal professional, he is known for his exclusive, successful focus on criminal defense, top-tier customer service and the ability to handle a large volume of cases while still providing each client with individualized attention.

Mr. Melanson earned his Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law. His case presentation and confidence have led him to spend time teaching new prosecutors from the state of Georgia.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Drug & Alcohol Violations, White Collar Crime, DUI/DWI


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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Admitted: 2005, New York

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273 Wall St
Suite 202
Kingston, NY 12401-4513

Phone: 845-751-3060

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Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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