Melissa Steinberg


After working as a high school social studies teacher and an audio/visual post-production coordinator, Melissa became an attorney. She worked as general counsel for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee before starting Law Office of Melissa L Steinberg, PLLC.

Melissa is also founder of the Dispute Resolution Center at Law Office of Melissa L Steinberg, PLLC, a full service mediation, arbitration, negotiation, collaboration, and training resource. Melissa serves as a Public Arbitrator for FINRA.

Melissa is an appointee to the list of professionals eligible to serve as fiduciaries for incapacitated adults throughout the NYC metro area.

ADR Experience

Melissa received basic and advanced mediation training from Stalder Mediation in New York. Melissa also successfully completed a mediation internship through New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID).

The Dispute Resolution Center at Law Office of Melissa L Steinberg, PLLC is an experienced, respected dispute resolution practice, offering a wealth of experience and a full range of dispute resolution services within legal and interpersonal practice areas alike.


Melissa received a B.A. in German and History (cum laude), with a minor in French, from Bowdoin College, where she was also the recipient of the Samuel Bernstein Prize for Excellence in the Study of European History.

Melissa graduated from Fordham University School of Law. While at Fordham, Melissa was an associate editor of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and a recipient of the Archibald Murray Public Service Award (summa cum laude).

Melissa also earned an Executive Certificate in Mediating Complex Disputes from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • International
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Native American
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

Melissa believes that the tools to create a less conflicted world should be available to everyone. For that reason, we offer a variety of payment methods and schedules to ensure access to our services.

Professional Associations

  • FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Auth.
  • NYDRA - NY State DR Association

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