Melissa Needle

203-557-9500

Attorney Needle is willing to fight for what she believes is right and she will protect you and your family through all your divorce and family law issues.

Melissa Needle

BIOGRAPHY

Melissa Needle was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. Since her admission to the Connecticut bar in 1990, Melissa Needle has practiced matrimonial law exclusively. She has been an active family law litigator and many of the cases in which she has appeared in Connecticut courts involve complex legal issues including disputes over the division of marital estates and child custody. She recently launched her own practice in Westport, CT after accumulating substantial experience at leading Fairfield County law firms. She's the daughter and granddaughter of attorneys (her father is the well-known transactional lawyer Charles Needle of Zeldes Needle & Cooper of Bridgeport).

A childhood experience reinforced virtues of fight and fairness that she carries to this day: Back in the mid-70s, 9-year-old Melissa was plaintiff in one of the test cases in a discrimination law suit against the National Little League Association, among other defendants, challenging longstanding rules prohibiting girls from playing in their Association. The case made national headlines. It was inevitable that she would end up with an "Esq." after her name. Attorney Needle is willing to fight for what she believes is right and she will protect you and your family through all your divorce and family law issues.

EDUCATION

Tufts University, B.A., 1987
Whittier College (CA) School of Law, J.D., 1990

AFFILIATIONS

Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
American Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Connecticut Family Lawyer, Editorial Board, Former Member
Special Master, Connecticut Superior Court
Speaker: Connecticut Bar Association 2010 Annual Meeting




Contact Info

T: (203) 557-9500
F: (203) 557-9504
E: melissa@needlecuda.com
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Law Office of Melissa Needle
830 Post Road East, Suite 101
Westport, CT 06880
t: (203) 557-9500
f: (203) 557-9504