Mr. Melchiorre is a hard-working, passionate, and tenacious West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney. For his impressive track record and commitment to legal excellence as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Melchiorre has been honored with inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.
Prior to joining Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A., Mr. Melchiorre was an Assistant State Attorney at the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, where he rose through the ranks quickly, and was also recognized as a rising star. As a prosecutor, Mr. Melchiorre was a known leader and was put in charge of all the County Court prosecutors and held the position of Assistant Chief of County Court. Impressed by his innate fairness as a prosecutor, his ability to lead, and his uncompromising ethics, Mr. Melchiorre quickly earned the respect and admiration of local lawyers, judges, and this firm and was asked to join in 2012.
Mr. Melchiorre has had more than 50 jury and non-jury trials, more than most attorneys will have in a lifetime. Mr. Melchiorre handles a wide range of state and federal criminal cases, including DUI manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury, battery / assault, sex crimes, computer crimes, all crimes against children, all drug offenses, including drug trafficking, all white collar crimes, Nebbia Hold Hearings, violation of probation, juvenile offenses, BUI, DUI, and all other misdemeanors and serious felonies in state and federal courts.
Mr. Melchiorre’s stellar reputation has led to very favorable results for his clients after very tough negotiations, including dismissals and reduction in charges. Mr. Melchiorre is licensed to practice in Florida and Ohio and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Mr. Melchiorre practices in all Florida State Courts throughout the State of Florida all Ohio State Courts and in all Federal Courts in the U.S. Mr. Melchiorre is a member of the Palm Beach County Criminal Defense Lawyers; Palm Beach County Bar Young Lawyers; and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Spending his early years in South Florida, and raised in Ohio, Mr. Melchiorre received his B.S. from Ohio State University and earned his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law.