It is with great confidence that we introduce you to the featured attorneys. We have worked with each attorney extensively either personally or professionally.
Following graduation, Attorney Mello began a career with the Police Department of Hudson, New Hampshire, rising to the rank of captain and gaining a true appreciation for the law enforcement side of criminal justice.
During his time at the Hudson Police Department, Attorney Mello served as a Detective, Prosecutor, and finally Operations Commander. He would eventually choose to attend the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in the top 10 of his class and behind named a New England Law Scholar. Attorney Mello’s involvement with the school was not strictly limited to the classroom, as he has been published in the Law Review of the New England School of Law.
Since his retirement from the police department, Ray Mello has been actively engaged in the practice of law. With specialties including Criminal Law, Family Law, Municipal Employment Law, and Personal Injury Law, he has the ability to represent clients facing a wide variety of differing needs.
On the personal side of things, Mello has many interests including outdoor sports and recreation such as road and mountain bicycling, mountain climbing, hiking, saltwater fishing, golf and most importantly spending time with his family!
Northeastern University – BS Criminal Justice
New England School of Law
Admitted to Practice:
New Hampshire 1994
New Hampshire Bar Association, Nashua Bar Association, Adjunct Professor, Rivier College
Areas of Practice:
Municipal Employment, Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Law
Matthew Passalacqua joined Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP as an Associate Attorney in 2013. Attorney Passalacqua practices in the areas of family law and civil litigation in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Mr. Passalacqua received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island and his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.
While in law school, Attorney Passalacqua was a published author on the Valparaiso University Law Review and served as its Executive Editor of Symposia. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Passalacqua interned for New Hampshire Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson.
Attorney Passalacqua is an active member in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he serves as a Notary Public in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and as a Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire.
Areas of Practice:
85% Family Law
15% Civil Litigation
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
New Hampshire, 2012
U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2012
Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
J.D. magna cum laude
Law Review: Valparaiso Univ. Law Review, Executive Editor of Symposia
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
B.A. summa cum laude
Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Something's Brewing Within the Commercial Speech Doctrine, 46 Val. U. L. Rev. 607 (2011)
Removal in New Hampshire, N.H. Bar News (November 15, 2013)
Gaining Possession of the Marital Home, N.H. Bar News
(November 19, 2014)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Lexington Chamber of Commerce
Lexington Symphony Board of Directors
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