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Melissa Manna focuses her practice on professional liability and general liability defense including construction site accidents, premises liability, products liability, property damage litigation.

Prior to joining KDV, Ms. Manna was employed at a large regional defense litigation firm, where she practiced in the areas of professional liability, including the defense of architects, engineers, and land surveyors, and represented both owners and contractors of varying trades involving construction site accidents and defects, and New York State Labor Law violations. In addition, Ms. Manna practiced in the areas of premises liability, automotive liability, property damage subrogation litigation, and municipal liability.

Ms. Manna has been involved with The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Long Island Chapter since its inception, and is currently serving in her fourth term as Director of Events.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law – J.D.
  • University of Scranton – B.A.

Professional Memberships

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance – Director of Events, Long Island Chapter
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