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Merson Law Paralegals

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Devoted, Compassionate, Hard-working & Determined.

Our team of paralegals and legal assistants work on all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery, and all the way through trial. They assist with document examination and management, drafting of pleadings, fact development, deposition preparation, trial preparation, and so much more.

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Colleen Carlo

- Merson Law Office Manager

Colleen happily joined the firm in January 2016 and she has now been in the legal profession for twenty years. She has worked her way up from being a clerk to a paralegal and now she has been the Office Manager since 2016. Colleen oversees all aspects of the firm and her role includes assisting all of her colleagues daily with all tasks of the legal field. 

Outside of work, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

“Sometimes in life you do not know who to turn to and just need someone to listen to you to help you in a world that you do not know much about and that is what we do at Merson Law. I am honored and privileged to be a part of it and help clients achieve the justice they deserve.”

Melanie Hernandez

- Merson Law Paralegal
- Boy Scouts Abuse Claims Team
- IRCP

Melanie joined Merson Law in 2016 and has worked as a litigation paralegal focusing primarily on sexual assault and medical malpractice cases. As a paralegal who has quickly built a successful career path, she became the intake manager and intern co-coordinator for the firm. While overseeing all client-firm communication, her main goal is to ensure that all clients expectations are met. She also manages case status, making sure all attorneys are prepared for trials, hearings and closings. 

Melanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Mercy College and minored in Psychology. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and chihuahua.

“As a member of the team here at Merson, I can say that we truly care about each and every one of our clients and cases. I am proud to know how hard we fight to bring justice to those who have been wronged. I once read a quote that said “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today” which truly embodies what we do here.

Kamelle Delfin

- Merson Law Paralegal
- Boy Scouts Abuse Claims Team
- IRCP

Kamelle joined Merson Law in November of 2016 and has handled some of the largest cases in the firm. She has been working as a paralegal since then focusing primarily on Sexual Assault and Medical Malpractice litigation matters.

She graduated from University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media studies.

Outside the office, Kamelle loves to travel, read books, and always love to learn something new.

“Being given the opportunity to help make a difference in someone else’s life in a positive way is the main reason why I love doing what I do. At Merson Law, we are doing exactly that: the best we can to help people move forward.”

Leiden Aparicio

- Merson Law Paralegal
- Depositions

“After the day is finally over, I can honestly say I feel fulfilled knowing that I did my part in helping those who have been wronged by either an entity or a person who did them wrong. I am glad I can be part of a team of which can provide people with hope in finding justice.”

Leiden joined the firm in October of 2017 and has worked as medical malpractice paralegal since joining the team. She handles medical malpractice, personal injury, and sexual assault matters. Leiden’s primary focus is making sure all the attorneys have all that is needed to move forward with a case, such as: setting up depositions, managing case referrals, and making sure the attorneys are ready for trial.

Leiden earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal justice and minored in Law and Anthropology. Outside of work Leiden enjoys writing, traveling, & spending time with her friends & family.

Kelly Yanes

- Merson Law Paralegal
- Liens

“There is no greater feeling than when one of our attorneys walks into the office to announce that they have settled a case. I feel proud, not only because we did our job, but because I know that that person has gotten the justice and the compensation they truly deserve. I am extremely honored to be able to be part of this everyday.”

Kelly Yanes Joined the firm in October of 2018 and has worked as a medical malpractice paralegal since 2017. She works as a paralegal handling mainly medical malpractice and personal injury matters. She primarily focuses on ensuring that the attorneys have what they need to move these cases towards a resolution as quickly possible. Including dealing with Medicare, Medicaid lien recovery department, military insurance and various other subrogation departments.

Outside of work Kelly is currently working on getting her bachelors degree in secondary education. Aside from work and school, Kelly enjoys, reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Nicole Lefkowitz

- Merson Law Paralegal
- Social Media & Press Coordinator
- Boy Scouts Abuse Claims Team
- CVA Team

Nicole Lefkowitz joined the firm in December of 2018. She works as a Social Media and Press Coordinator, in addition to her work as a Paralegal. Nicole graduated from The University of Delaware in May 2018 with a B.A. in Economics.

Nicole hopes to one day become a lawyer, but for now, she enjoys aiding the attorneys with whatever the case, project, or task may be, as well as informing the community as to what is currently going on at the firm via social media. Presently, Nicole primarily assists the attorneys with matters relating to the Child Victims Act.

Outside of work Nicole is beginning to study for the LSAT exam. She enjoys drawing and spending time with her friends and family, especially the four legged members.

“It is an absolute pleasure to be able to come to work every day knowing that the work I’m doing is helping our clients and their families. It is also extremely rewarding to be able to inform our community and help spread awareness as to what we accomplish, what we do, and what we stand for.”

Dana Crispi

- Merson Law Paralegal
- Boy Scouts Abuse Claims Team
- CVA Team

Dana Crispi is the newest member of our team. She joined the firm in October of 2019 as a paralegal while wrapping up her undergraduate career as Hunter College, where she is pursuing a B.A. in English Literature and as well as a B.A. in Political Science. Dana also aspires to one day become a Lawyer, just like her parents.

Recently, Dana has been actively working on the cases against Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate, Harvey Weinstein and other high profile matters.

Outside of work, Dana is an avid reader and writer. On the weekends, you’ll likely find Dana writing, scouring thrift stores, and second-hand book shops.

“I’m so fulfilled when I leave the office every day. The work that we do here is remarkable, and even though some days may be long, it’s always rewarding, and you’re never in it alone.”

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