Also known as Melissa Angeline Rizzo

Melissa R Holmes

Melissa R Holmes

Criminal Defense Attorney
Hartford, CT




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About Me

Attorney Holmes focuses her practice on criminal defense. She also practices in family matters and civil litigation. She received her bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut School of Law where she was an associate editor for the Insurance Journal and member of the Moot Court Board. Prior to founding Holmes Poirier,...

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Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

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Gregory A Allen
Gregory Allen

Wallingford, CT

Over 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I have known Melissa for years and have referred clients to her. She is an excellent advocate for her clients.
Michael Anthony Barrese
Michael Barrese

Hamden, CT

Almost 2 years ago

Relationship: Co-worker

I endorse this lawyer.
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2008 License Status: Active for the state of Connecticut.
Last updated by Avvo: 03/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2012 – present

Holmes & Poirier


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2008 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of Connecticut School of Law


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2007 CALI Award in Law and Literature

University of Connecticut School of Law


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2013- present Member

Connecticut Bar Association

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2013 Connecticut DUI Guide

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2013 Changes in Connecticut Criminal Law Affect Veterans

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