Melissa Jill Needle

Melissa Jill Needle

Needle | Cuda - Leading Divorce and Family Law in Fairfield County
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Connecticut, New York
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Summary

Attorney Melissa Needle is a lifetime resident of Connecticut. She was born in New Haven and raised in Fairfield. Her family has deep roots in Connecticut and she is a third-generation attorney. (Her father is the well-known transactional lawyer Charles Needle of Zeldes, Needle & Cooper of Bridgeport.) Since her admission to the bar in 1990, Ms. Needle has practiced matrimonial law exclusively. She has been an active family law litigator and many of the cases in which she has appeared involve issues including the division of high net worth estates, complex family businesses, highly contested custody, and requests for child relocation. Before launching her own practice and subsequently jointly forming Needle & Cuda, Melissa accumulated substantial experience at several leading Fairfield County family law firms. She is well-known in Connecticut courts as a fair fighter with high principles and integrity who does not shy away from litigation if that path is the best opportunity for her client to reach an equitable solution. Melissa understands that divorce is not just about the dissolution of marriage or stop-gap solutions but helping clients to plan for the rest of their lives. She resides in Wesport, CT with her husband and has three children.

Education
Whittier Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Tufts University
B.A. (1987) | English
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Needle | Cuda
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Speaking Engagements
Connecticut Bar Association, Annual Conference, Hartford, CT
CBA
Speaker at the Earning Capacity Session
Connecticut Bar Association, Annual Conference, Hartford, CT
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Speaker at the Earning Capacity Session
Awards
Clients’ Choice Award
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2434157
Member
- Current
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Connectuct Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association # 01302717
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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New York
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Contact & Map
Needle | Cuda Divorce and Family Law
830 Post Road East Suite 101
Westport, CT 06880
USA
Telephone: (203) 557-9500
Fax: (203) 557-9504