Attorney Melissa Wyckoff is originally from the Florida Keys, and was raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York.She attended the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. After graduating from the State University of New York at Oneonta, Melissa enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, where she found her passion for learning all fields of law and helping clients with their legal issues
After she was admitted to the Connecticut Bar and Massachusetts Bar in 2008, Melissa worked in various pro bono capacities, specifically assisting undocumented workers file small claims actions against employers for unpaid wages. Melissa was also gained invaluable experiencing while she worked as the court clerk in the New Haven Courthouse, as well as the New Britain Courthouse. After joining the Bershtein Law Firm in 2015, Melissa’s passion for protecting underrepresented plaintiffs was apparent, as she excelled in personal injury and worker’s compensation litigation. Ms.Wyckoff also practiced in other areas of law to satisfy her never-ending passion for learning and development. Previously, while working for the Connecticut Bar Association as the Pro Bono Coordinator, she managed the Estate and Probate Clinic for Veterans and their Spouses. Also, as a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts with Natoli and Associates, Melissa successful argued motions and had several other felony cases dropped down to misdemeanors or infractions.
Besides her passion for the law, Melissa enjoy knitting, gardening, and attending car shows. In her free time, she donates hand-knit hats to Don’s Hat Rack at the Yale Cancer Center. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, and spending time with the family in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Being from Florida originally, Melissa enjoys all types of seafood, but holds a special place in her heart for pan-seared sea scallops.
Melissa will fight tirelessly to ensure her clients are represented to the fullest extent allowed under the law.