Jeremy A. Mellitz

Partner and Co-Chair US Litigation

  • Education: Boston University, magna cum laude, B.A. • Emory University School of Law, J.D. Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts,
  • Admitted: State of CT , 1981 • Washington D.C., 1982 • State of NY , 2003 • Federal District Court for Connecticut, 1984 • Second Circuit Court of Appeals , 1992 • Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2002
  • Year joined: 1990
  • Year became partner: 1995


Jeremy is the co-chair of US Litigation and also heads the firm's Fiduciary Litigation and Risk Management practice group.  He practices in the area of complex litigation (fiduciary, trust, commercial, business [tort and contract], probate, unfair trade practice, employment) in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels.  

In a non-litigation context, Jeremy advises directors, officers, shareholders, trustees, beneficiaries and investors on fiduciary issues and conduct.  He also advises employers and senior executives on termination issues, confidentiality and non-competition issues, discrimination claims and other employment issues.  In addition, he advises businesses on a wide variety of issues. 

Publications and speaking engagements

  • Panelist, "International Arbitrations - Beyond the Borders of Litigation," American Bar Association Business Law Section, National Webinar, May 2013.
  • Co-author of "Help Fledgling Fiduciaries Learn to Fly," Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2008.
  • Lectures frequently on fiduciary liability, fiduciary risk management, business law, professional liability and employment law issues.
  • Guest lecturer at the Yale School of Management.


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

On a personal note

Jeremy has done white water rafting for over 20 years without noticeable injury, has an abiding love of vintage port and is married with twin daughters.

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