Melat Pressman & Higbie, LLP
711 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Justin R. Melat
Justin R. Melat is a founding partner of Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLP. Mr. Melat serves clients in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, surrounding counties and throughout the San Luis and Arkansas Valleys who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death in automobile accidents, as victims of medical malpractice, or in other situations caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another. Mr. Melat is actively involved in the legal community as well as the political/cultural community.
A native of Gary, Indiana, Mr. Melat was raised in Virginia and educated in Tennessee before moving to Colorado.
Mr. Melat began practicing general law in 1969 and gravitated to a trial litigation practice. For about 10 years he was involved in criminal defense, insurance defense and representing injured plaintiffs. As the practice expanded, only plaintiffs (injured persons) have been accepted as clients for 30 years. Areas of specialty and experience include: product liability, truck, motorcycle and automobile negligence, slip and falls, premises liability and professional negligence. Always representing the injured person.
J.D. (a doctor of law), University of Tennessee (1968)
B.S. (bachelor of science), Tennessee State University (1965)
Colorado State Courts
Texas State Bar
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
El Paso County Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Bar Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice (formerly called The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)