Mike Melito, Counsel-Podoll & Podoll, P.C., Owner-Melito LLC,
Mike Melito joins Podoll & Podoll, P.C. as Counsel and veteran criminal and civil litigator.
Melito’s experience in complex litigation, racketeering and the criminal law field goes back to his service in the United States Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Starting in 1999 he served as both a prosecutor and defense counsel participating in well over one hundred courts martial. Melito attended the Naval JAG school on temporary assignment to receive death penalty and classified trial training. In mid- 2005 Melito left the service of our country to join the Office of the Colorado Attorney General.
For nearly two years as the Chief Litigator of the Education Unit Michael helped advise numerous state educational agencies and spearheading dozens of cases litigating in federal court, state court and a multitude of state administrative courts and quasi-judicial boards. In the spring of 2007 Michael returned to the criminal law field joining the Criminal Justice Section prosecuting racketeering cases, complex white-collar crimes, tax offenses, drug trafficking rings and environmental crimes. Michael earned numerous awards, including drug prosecutor of the year, for pioneering complex financial approaches in the prosecution and dismantling of large-scale marijuana trafficking rings.
In his current practice, Michael specializes in all manner of litigation and is transitioning his roughly twelve years of racketeering experience into civil litigation. He is accepting all manner of civil and criminal cases requiring litigation and complex problem solving.
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Mike is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10 th Circuit, the United States District Court of Colorado and the State of Colorado.