Melissa Ramos works on criminal, employment, and university discipline cases at Zalkind Law.
Melissa is a 2018 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. During law school Melissa focused her work on employment law and criminal matters during her five legal internships. Most recently, Melissa interned at a Boston based litigation firm representing plaintiffs in employment cases and representing individuals in parole hearings and criminal defense appeals. During another internship with a Boston firm she worked extensively on a first-degree murder appeal and a Title IX investigation at a local college. Prior to her work with the Boston firms, she was a law-student clerk for the Honorable Jenny Rivera of the New York State Court of Appeals. Melissa also drafted and filed criminal defense appeals while interning at the Center for Appellate Litigation in New York City on behalf of clients who had taken plea agreements and were currently incarcerated. Melissa first interned with LatinoJustice PRLDEF in New York monitoring voting rights violations during the 2016 Presidential election and preparing complaints on behalf of those whose right to vote was violated.
At Northeastern, Melissa was the Symposium Editor for the Northeastern University Law Review and the Chair of Northeastern’s Student Bar Association. Prior to law school, Melissa was a Community Organizer with La Casa de Don Pedro where she planned fundraising events and worked with the large Spanish speaking communities of the North Ward in Newark, NJ.
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
Judge Jenny Rivera,New York State Court of Appeals