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Melissa R Holmes

Melissa R Holmes

also known as Melissa Angeline Rizzo

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury

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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, Attorney Holmes worked as a criminal clerk for the Hartford Superior Court and practiced with a small Connecticut firm.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    5 years
  3. Family: 25%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Gregory A Allen

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

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    Gregory Allen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Anthony Barrese

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Barrese
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Holmes & Poirier, LLC

67 Russ Street
Third Floor
Hartford, CT, 06106

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive200807/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Award in Law and LiteratureUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2007
I. Ridgeway Davis Pre-Law ScholarshipUniversity of Connecticut2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHolmes & Poirier2012 - Present
AssociateTrendowski & Allen, PC2011 - 2012
Criminal Court ClerkHartford Superior Court State Of Connecticut Judicial Branch2008 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of ConnecticutAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Federalist Society, Connecticut Lawyers ChapterExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Federalist Society, Connecticut Lawyers ChapterMember2008 - Present
Federalist Society, UConn Law Student ChapterPresident2006 - 2007
Federalist Society, UConn Law Student ChapterMember2005 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Vasiliou v. Russian Lady AssociationSuccesfully argued a Motion to Strike a CUTPA claim against the defendant.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Avvo GuidesConnecticut DUI Guide2013
Avvo GuidesChanges in Connecticut Criminal Law Affect Veterans2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of ConnecticutPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005