Mike Melito joins FNCS as an of Counsel veteran criminal and civil litigator.
Melito’s experience in complex litigation, racketeering, and the
criminal law field goes back to his service in the United States Army,
Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Starting in 1999, he has served as a prosecutor and Trial Counsel or Trial
Defense Counsel in over 150 courts martial or military administrative
boards. Melito attended the Naval JAG school on temporary assignment to
receive the death penalty and classified trial training. In mid- 2005
Melito left the service of our country to join the Office of the Colorado
For nearly two years as the Chief Litigator of the Education Unit, Michael
helped advise numerous state educational agencies and spearheading dozens
of cases litigating in federal court, state court, and a multitude of
state administrative courts and quasi-judicial boards. In the spring of
2007, Michael returned to the criminal law field joining the Criminal
Justice Section prosecuting racketeering cases, complex white-collar crimes,
tax offenses, drug trafficking rings, and environmental crimes. Michael
earned numerous awards, including drug prosecutor of the year, for pioneering
complex financial approaches in the prosecution and dismantling of large-scale
marijuana trafficking rings.
In his current practice, Michael specializes in all manner of litigation
and is transitioning his roughly twelve years of racketeering experience
into civil litigation. He is accepting all manner of civil and criminal
cases requiring litigation and complex problem-solving.
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston
College and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law
in Washington, D.C. Mike is licensed to practice in the United States
Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States
Court of Appeals for the 10 Circuit, the United States District Court
of Colorado, and the State of Colorado.
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- Civil Racketeering, Organized Crime Defense, White Collar Criminal and
- Admitted: 1998