Joseph Melchionne


Joseph Melchionne is a partner at LOIS and licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Joseph concentrates his practice on New York Workers’ Compensation Defense; representing insurance companies and self-insured employers before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.

Prior to joining Lois, LLC, Joseph worked for a law firm where his practice was focused on New Jersey family law and matrimonial matters such as divorce, child custody, and the equitable distribution of marital property. Prior to that, Joseph completed clerkships in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part and General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage for the Honorable Garry J. Furnari, J.S.C. and the Honorable David B. Katz, P.J.S.C.

Before embarking on a career in law, Joseph earned a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy & Human Services and worked as a psychological counselor. Joseph is certified as a New Jersey State Family Court and Special Civil mediator.

  • Curriculum Vitae


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 2010
  • Lehigh University, Counseling Psychotherapy & Human Services, M.Ed., 2006
  • Lehigh University, B.A. Summa Cum Laude, 2004


  • New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part, Essex Vicinage – Newark, NJ (2012-2013 Term), Law Clerk for Hon. Garry J. Furnari, J.S.C. and Hon. David B. Katz, J.S.C.
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Essex Vicinage – Newark, NJ (2013), Law Clerk for Hon. David B. Katz, J.S.C.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Professional Admissions

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Lehigh Lawyers Association


  • Editor-in-Chief of the Lehigh Review, University Journal of the Arts and Sciences, 2002-2004
  • National Collegiate Honor Society Member
  • Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society Member
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology Member
  • Lehigh University President’s Scholar
  • American Psychological Association (APA) graduate student member.

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