Mr. Mello practices in construction law, municipal law and general civil litigation, including in the areas of construction, land use and zoning, wetlands, employment and school law, among others. He has practiced before state and federal courts and state agencies in Massachusetts, and has successfully represented clients at trial and in appeals. He has advised governmental entities and private clients regarding numerous and diverse issues, including with respect to zoning, land use, wetlands, public construction, alcohol and other licensing, public procurement, public records, Open Meeting Law, conflict of interest, energy-related agreements and issues, and numerous others.
Mr. Mello earned his B.A. in Politics, with a Certificate in Legal Studies from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law. While at Boston University School of Law, he served as a staff editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.
Mr. Mello is the Vice President of Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association. He has written and presented extensively on wetlands, construction and labor issues for organizations such as REBA, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Mello was recognized as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers magazine.