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Cullen and Dykman Promotes Melissa Manna to Partner

January 14, 2021

Garden City, NY – Regional law firm Cullen and Dykman LLP is proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Manna to Partner.

Melissa is a member of the firm’s General, Tort and Insurance Litigation department. With over twelve years’ experience as a litigator, Melissa focuses her practice on general liability defense including premises liability, construction site accidents, products liability, and property damage litigation.  Prior to joining the Firm, represented retailers in premises liability matters, owners and contractors of varying trades involving construction site accidents and defects and New York State labor law violations. Melissa also represents clients in connection with automotive liability, property damage subrogation litigation, municipal liability and professional liability, including the defense of architects, engineers, and land surveyors.

Melissa currently is the Vice Chair of the Defendant’s Personal Injury Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and she previously has been involved with the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Long Island Chapter. 

"Melissa’s tireless service to our clients and history of excellent results paved the way for her promotion to partner. Congratulations Melissa!" said Brian J. Donnelly, Partner in the firm's General, Tort and Insurance Litigation department.

“Melissa consistently provides our clients with top level service and counsel, and she has distinguished herself at the firm through her tremendous work ethic, efforts and her successful verdicts and outcomes for her clients” said Christopher H. Palmer, Managing Partner of Cullen and Dykman.  “We know that Melissa will bring continued success to the firm and we look forward to many years ahead as our Partner.” 

About Cullen and Dykman 

Cullen and Dykman ( has been providing legal services to institutional clients since 1850. The firm represents a wide range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies, construction companies, insurers, educational institutions, religious organizations, and not-for-profits. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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