About Corwin Law, PC


Corwin Law is a full-service legal research and writing firm for lawyers. Melissa Corwin, Esq., the founder of Corwin Law, is an accomplished New York State licensed litigation attorney with over twenty years of experience litigating civil matters of varying complexity in both State and Federal courts, including significant appellate brief writing (and arguments) before the Appellate Term, Appellate Division, the New York State Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. After many years as a Partner with a New York litigation firm, Ms. Corwin launched Corwin Law as a legal research and writing practice in order to focus exclusively on her true passion – writing. Corwin Law provides top-quality, cost-effective research and writing services to other attorneys who are too busy to (or choose not to) handle these critical aspects of their client’s cases.

Along with Ms. Corwin’s wide breadth of legal knowledge in a multitude of areas of civil and criminal substantive and procedural law, she is also a highly-skilled and persuasive legal writer, having built a reputation amongst her clients and colleagues of providing consistently clear, concise and convincing legal arguments. Ms. Corwin now uses her legal knowledge and writing skills to help other overburdened attorneys craft winning legal documents. Ms. Corwin starts each project from scratch, never using “canned”, uninspired documents, giving your client’s case the individualized attention it deserves and a much greater chance of success.

See some of Ms. Corwin’s Writing Samples


Whether you need a small internal memorandum of law or you want to delegate an entire appellate brief, you can count on Corwin Law to provide a comprehensive, on-time, submission-ready product. No project is too small or too large. See a sample list of our services.


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” 

Steve Jobs


Bar Admissions
• New York State
• Second Circuit Court of Appeals
• United States District Court (S.D.N.Y)
• United States District Court (E.D.N.Y.)
• United States District Court (N.J.)
Previous Post-Graduate Employment
• Somer, Heller & Corwin, LLP, Partner (2013-2018), Associate (2003-2013)
Counseled and represented plaintiffs and defendants on matters from inception through settlement and/or trial (and through appeal) in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, personal injury, family/matrimonial, criminal/traffic, mortgage foreclosure, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, business/corporate, and condominium/co-op general representation and foreclosure. Drafted applicable documents including pleadings, discovery demands/responses, dispositive and non-dispositive motions, appellate briefs, settlement agreements, contracts, by-laws, etc. Conducted and defended depositions. Appeared in State and Federal courts on conferences, hearings and oral arguments on motions. Conducted inquests and trials in State Courts. Argued appeals before the Appellate Term (9th and 10th Jud. Dist), the Appellate Division (Second Dept.) and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
• Keller, O’Reilly & Watson, P.C., Associate (2002-2003)
Counseled and represented Defendants in medical malpractice and vertical transportation defense cases. Prepared pleadings, motions and discovery demands/responses. Researched and drafted Federal Court dispositive motions in defense of intentional tort and discrimination claims. Defended depositions and appeared for court-mandated conferences.

• Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2002
   Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review
• University of Vermont, B.A., 1998
   Dean’s List
   Delta Delta Delta Outstanding Scholarship Award

• Third Circuit Review, Defining “Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” For the Criminal Jury: The Third Circuit Accepts an Invitation to Tolerate Constitutionally Inadequate Phraseology, 46 Vill. L. Rev. 829 (2001).