Melito & Adolfsen P.C.
U.S. and International Litigation Firm
New York City And The World
Ignatius John Melito
  • Member
  • Founding Partner


New York, NY






IGNATIUS JOHN MELITO, a founding partner of Melito & Adolfsen P.C., has been handling insurance coverage litigations and advising clients on insurance coverage matters for more than 30 years. His areas of expertise include additional insured coverage, contractual liability, notice and cooperation conditions, bad faith, personal and advertising injury, and construction defect claims under general liability policies. Matters handled by Mr. Melito and his firm have resulted in many significant court decisions determining the law in these areas. Mr. Melito also handles a variety of claims under professional liability, D&O, and E&O policies. He also has an extensive appellate practice and has handled hundreds of appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigations
  • Contractual Liability
  • Notice and Cooperation Conditions
  • Bad Faith
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Personal and Advertising Injury
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Fordham University
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York County Lawyers Association