About Us

Brian M. Melber, Partner


Mr. Melber was a founding partner in the firm in 2002. From 1997 to 2001, he served as an associate at Brown & Kelly, LLP. His experience includes trials and appeals in both criminal and civil matters as well as Federal and New York State courts.

Associations & Memberships

In addition to being a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Mr. Melber is a member of the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations, and the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. Currently, he is a Director of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Counsel, and a Trustee of Buffalo Seminary. He is a past President of the SUNY at Buffalo Law Alumni Association, a past Member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, and a past Director of the Buffalo-Niagara Brewers Association.

Presentations or Publications

For more than fifteen years, Mr. Melber has been an instructor and adjunct professor at the SUNY at Buffalo School of Law, teaching trial technique and advanced trial technique.


  • Telephone: 716-855-1050, ext. 102
  • Facsimile: 716-855-1052
  • Mobile: 716-445-6314
  • Email: bmm@personiusmelber.com

Areas of Practice

  • White collar criminal defense
  • Business litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1998


  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1992