PDP Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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Melissa M. Malloy

Melissa M. Malloy
Melissa M. Malloy

Attorney Biography

Melissa M. Malloy is a Partner at Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP.

Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of asbestos-related toxic tort actions. She primarily assists in the nationwide defense of an equipment manufacturer in the asbestos litigation. Her work includes the investigation of key facts, the development of expert strategy, the preparation of dispositive and pre-trial motions and appellate briefs, and trial preparation and appellate support for federal and state cases filed in jurisdictions across the United States. Ms. Malloy also has experience in the area of consumer protection, including claims involving Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A and Chapter 90 § 7N¼.

After law school and immediately prior to joining Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP, Ms. Malloy served three terms as an appellate law clerk to the Honorable Rhys S. Hodge, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. During her judicial clerkship, she gained valuable experience analyzing, researching, and writing on precise points of civil, criminal, and administrative law. As the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands was a young appellate court at the time of her clerkship, she had the unparalleled opportunity to examine novel issues of law on a routine basis. As a consequence, she acquired extensive skills researching and analyzing substantive and procedural law from across numerous state and federal jurisdictions, which has been especially beneficial to her practice at the firm.

Attorney Credentials


Cedar Crest College
summa cum laude
Roger Williams University School of Law
cum laude

Bar Admissions

Rhode Island

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Attorney Experience

Representative Matters

Shirley Ann Carpin v. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp., et al., 2024 VT 27, 2024 WL 2098039, __ A.3d. __

Mitchell v. Liberty Chevrolet, Inc., 98Mass.App.Ct. 1104 (2020), affirming, 2019 Mass.App.Div. 61.


Speaking & Writing:

Community Involvement:

  • Coordinates the firm’s annual holiday toy drive organized through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
  • Served as a certified student attorney in the Community Justice and Legal Assistance Clinic representing indigent and incarcerated clients before the Family Court in Providence, Rhode Island (2006-2007)

Association Memberships:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Attorney News


Author, PDP Toxic Torts Alerts, topics include: "Liability for Products Manufactured and Sold by Others," Each and Every Exposure Theory", and "The Duty to Take Home Exposure Plaintiffs"
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Speaking Engagements

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