Melissa A. Dziak

Melissa A. Dziak is the managing partner of the firm's Binghamton office, as well as a partner in the Scranton office.  With almost 15 years of experience, Ms. Dziak handles complex litigation matters including FELA and railroad litigation, general liability, toxic tort, premises liability, professional liability and medical malpractice in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.

Melissa A. Dziak is the managing partner of the firm's Binghamton office, as well as a partner in the Scranton office.  With almost 15 years of experience, Ms. Dziak handles complex litigation matters including FELA and railroad litigation, general liability, toxic tort, premises liability, professional liability and medical malpractice in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.

Ms. Dziak has been responsible for primary case management of hundreds of cases defending claims from inception through to jury and non-jury trial.  She has defended many high-exposure personal injury and wrongful death actions, including conducting hundreds of depositions of key fact and expert witnesses.

Prior to starting her civil litigation career, Ms. Dziak served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney for Westchester County, New York.  In that role, she prosecuted up to 150 criminal cases at a time, including over 25 non-jury and jury trials.  In addition, she drafted numerous appellate briefs on various aspects of criminal and constitutional law, successfully arguing in the New York State Appellate Division.

Ms. Dziak is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York.  She is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC), and the Federal, New York, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, and Broome County Bar Associations.

Ms. Dziak received her B.A. from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1998 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2003.

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