Attorney at Law

Melissa Alexis Rodriguez, Esq. represents individuals in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour and overtime claims.  She represents clients in discrimination matters relating to disability, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, race and national origin.

Melissa represents clients in the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York State Courts and Federal Courts.

Melissa also assists client with contract review and severance negotiations.

Melissa regularly takes cases on contingency fee agreements or fee arrangements.  Her goal is to help clients understand the legal process and keep clients apprised of their case status at all times.  Melissa is bilingual in English and Spanish.


Berlingieri Law, PLLC – Small firm attention – Big firm capabilities

Providing Employment Law Solutions to Workplace Problems


Contact Information:

244 Fifth Avenue, Suite F276, New York, NY 10001

Phone: (347) 766-1728

Fax:  (914) 730-1044

Email: [email protected]


Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York



  • J.D.,  Pace University School of Law
  • B.A., Journalism, Seton Hall University


Professional Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association


Client Reviews:

Melissa was great and efficient

I hired Melissa to review with me the conflict of interest I received from a new job offer. She was efficient in going through the document and discussed point by point with me.

Best Experience With Melissa for Employer Discrimination

I found Melissa while looking for an Employment Attorney after being discriminated against by a new boss within a company I had been working years for. Melissa was extremely thorough, professional and honest throughout the entire process and devoted so much effort in gathering all of the evidence needed in order to build a case for me. If I ever had a question, Melissa was there for me. Day and night, weekends and holidays. She is really good at what she does and what’s best is that she gives realistic expectations. I met with other attorney’s while initially searching for one and none of them gave me the reassurance and confidence that Melissa did. I would 100% recommend Melissa to anyone looking for an employment attorney, you are in great hands!

Outstanding Representation!

Hiring Ms. Rodriguez to represent my case was one of the best decisions I made. She was extremely informative in advising me of my best case scenario as well as the worst case scenario. She was the ultimate professional which allowed me to feel at ease when my case came to a successful close. I would recommend her to anyone who has or is having legitimate issues at work.

Helpful, clear, friendly

I hired Ms. Rodriguez to review a severance agreement. The price was stated up front and was reasonable. Ms. Rodriguez went through the package line by line, explaining all concepts in as much depth as I needed, and crafted an addendum to the agreement addressing my concerns.



I highly recommend Miss Rodriguez as I’ve had a very positive and professional experience. I needed help and I was at loss of what to do and I just googled Lawyers that deal with labor law. Miss Rodriguez Law firm came up and I just wanted to get informed on my situation and it was late on a week day . After conversing with Miss Rodriguez it was clear to me that I am making a right choice . I have called a few other firms but none of them were as personal and as interested in my situation and that gave me total confidence . In the beginning we mainly communicated via phone and email and that was very convenient for me as I live in NYC and I am a very busy individual. Miss Rodriguez kept me informed on every single development diligently without being pushy. She always understood and she was always attentive and she was always carefully listening and advising . At some appropriate point we have met in person had deeper conversations about my case and possible outcomes . Miss Rodriguez had prepared me accordingly. I have to say that Miss Rodriguez had been professional , compassionate , understanding and that she didn’t waist any time . She was on the case immediately and constantly on it until it’s closure . I am very impressed with a turnout of my case . I have never dealt with lawyers and I hope I never have to again but I am very pleased that I had a chance to work with the most professional and understanding Miss Rodriguez whom I would hire anytime . I definitely highly recommend Miss Rodriguez to deal with all of the Labor Law situations. Thank you.


Excellent Employment Law Attorney 

Melissa represented me in a wage settlement, in which my former employer would not pay me for owed wages. She was able to reach a deal where I was paid for all owed wages.

She is incredibly knowledgeable, persistent, and reasonable. You can expect the truth from her and she delivers results.
Hopefully, I don’t have to ever go through this type of situation again; but if I do, I’d definitely hire Melissa.

Caring, calm, professional

Ms. Rodriguez LISTENED to my concerns, patiently explained legal details, while keeping me calm through a long process. I never felt alone or my case forgotten. It’s a pleasure to recommend her.

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