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Attorney Ignatius John Melito

Ignatius John Melito

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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.

Current Employment Position

  • Member
  • Founding Partner

Professional Associations

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

Practice Areas

  • 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


  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage)