Civil litigation attorney New Haven CT

Derek Mello


195 Church Street, 13th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203.821.2000 | Fax: 203.821.2009


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Fairfield University, B.A.

Derek Mello is a civil litigation attorney whose practice focuses on motor vehicle, premises liability, construction and general liability defense matters. He handles cases at all stages of litigation, including case intake and assessment, managing discovery, preparing and arguing dispositive motions, and attendance at a variety of court hearings and court conferences. Attorney Mello has also represented clients at numerous mediations, arbitrations and trial. Derek has represented multiple common interest ownership associations (condominiums and co-op associations). He has also represented clients in landlord/tenant cases, workers’ compensation and real estate transactions.

Derek served as a legal research clerk with the Connecticut Superior Court. In this role, he assisted trial judges in connection with research and writing numerous court decisions. Derek is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Washington D.C. and Virginia, as well as the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Professional Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Federal District Court, District of Connecticut