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Melissa Needle - Westport, CT

830 Post Road EastSuite 301 Westport, CT 06880

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Updated: 06/17/2020

Westport Family, Divorce Custody Lawyer

About Melissa Needle

Practice Areas

  • Family, Divorce Custody 100%


  • 75%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


  • English (Primary)


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1990
  • New York, 1991

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigator
  • Connecticut Superior Court (Special Master)


  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1990
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1987

Past Positions

  • Rutkin, Oldham & Needle, Partner, 2004 - 2013
  • Schoonmaker & George, Associate, 1997 - 2000

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Annual Meeting, Connecticut Bar Association, 2010


Other Sources of Feedback About Melissa Needle

Included on the 2023 Connecticut list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Connecticut Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Melissa Needle on Super Lawyers


  • Outstanding Client Satisfaction and Service, Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Family Law and Practice Magazine, 2020
  • Awarded for client satisfaction and service., 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2020
  • Awarded for client satisfaction for outstanding Client Service, 10 Best Family Law Attorney at AIOFLA, 2019
  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • AVVO Clients’ Choice Award, 2018
  • AVVO Top Attorney, 2018

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Office Information


830 Post Road EastSuite 301 Westport, CT 06880


  • 203-557-9504



  • Connecticut Family Lawyer, Editorial Board, Former Member

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