Attorney Melchionne named 'Super Lawyer'

By a vote of other lawyers in the state of Connecticut, Attorney Melchionne was one of 25 recognized as a 'Super Lawyer' in Bankruptcy and Debtor's Rights. The March issue of Connecticut Magazine contained a special section highlighing these professionals. Of the twenty-five lawyers named in Bankruptcy, Attorney Melchionne was one of the few who concentrate in representing consumer debtors.

Attorney Melchionne featured in the Debt Podcast

Responding to a post made by Attorney Melchionne on the Bankruptcy Law Network, well-known podcaster on personal finance, Attorney Jay Fleischman, comments in his Debt Podcast released on February 17, 2007.

Attorney Melchionne goes to Washington

Together with other members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Mr. Melchionne went to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional leaders to discuss fixes to the disastrous Bankruptcy law changes enacted in 2005. Staff of the Connecticut delegation learned about the increases in foreclosures in the state and the consequences of burdensome document production and the useless pre-brankruptcy credit counseling which help only 3% of potential filers. Unlike previous years, reception to discussion of these problems was warm and the staff of newly elected Chris Murphy listen intently.

Attorney Melchionne appears on nationally broadcast television news show

On February 9, 2007, the PBS show NOW with David Brancaccio featured an updated on the effects of changes to the Bankruptcy Code enacted in 2005. Attorney Melchionne was interviewed in a followup to a story originally broadcast on March 25, 2005. Focusing on his clients, the McCormack's, the story follows the effects of the new law on their finances and the ability to get a frest start. Additional interviews with Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School and some proponents of the changes are included. To watch the video, click on the Video tab above.