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Melissa C. DiRado

Melissa C. DiRado

Stephens, DiRado & Caviness, LLP
  • Criminal Law
  • Tennessee
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Biography

Melissa is now in private practice after spending seven years with the Knox County Public Defender's Office. During her time as a public defender, she handled criminal cases ranging from low level misdemeanors to felony drug cases and homicides. She is well versed in all areas of practice in Knox County Criminal Courts, from sessions court practice through jury trials. Melissa will bring her zealous representation to your case and will work to achieve the best outcome for your particular situation. She is a client centered lawyer and is ready to fight to defend you and your constitutional rights.

Education
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: Dean's List Fall 2013 and Fall 2014
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta; Veterans’ Issues and Support Initiative Outreach Network (VISION); Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement Forum (SLACE); Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Team 2014; Syracuse Public Interest Network (SPIN).
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Albion College
B.A. (2012) | Philosophy and Political Science, Concentration in Law, Justice & Society
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Honors: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll; Scholar All American Swim Team; Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Merit Squad 2011 Season
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, Women's Swim Team, Women's Lacrosse Team
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Professional Experience
Partner
Stephens, DiRado & Caviness, LLP
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Assistant Public Defender
Knox Co. Public Defender's Community Law Office
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee  # 033836
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Languages
  • English
Contact & Map
Stephens, DiRado & Caviness, LLP
606 W. Main Street
Suite 250
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 545-0906