Robin D. Melone


(603) 206-7287

About Robin D. Melone

Robin is an experienced and well-respected criminal attorney, litigator and negotiator. For the past fifteen years she has represented both defendants and victims through the criminal process. She has tried cases to New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Federal juries for charges including sexual assault, homicide, child endangerment, child abuse, elder abuse, kidnapping, felony assault, and drug offenses.  In addition to her criminal practice, Robin has represented both reporting and responding parties in Title IX proceedings at colleges, universities and K-12 schools throughout New England. Robin now uses the full breadth of her experience to handle in-house investigations for educational institutions and employers faced with responding to allegations of sexual harassment or assault.  She is an ATIXA trained civil rights investigator specifically trained in trauma informed investigation techniques. Robin is active in the New Hampshire Bar Association as a long -time member of the Ethics Committee, a presenter at new lawyer training, a DOVE attorney, and mentor.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions
  • New Hampshire, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2004
  • Massachusetts, 2013

J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.A., Mount Holyoke, cum laude

Distinctions and Awards

2021 Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award – Awarded annually by the NH Women’s Bar Association to women lawyers to have achieved professional excellence, and paved the way to success for other women lawyers, or advanced opportunities for women in the legal profession, and/or performed exemplary public service on behalf of women. 

2021 Fellow of the American Bar Foundation – ABF is the world’s leading nonprofit independent research institute for the interdisciplinary empirical study of law.  A global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society, membership is by peer nomination and is limited to 1% of lawyers in their jurisdiction.

2020 Champion of Justice Award – The New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awards the Champion of Justice each year to honor NHACDL members who have demonstrated achievement in the practice of criminal defense and have provided outstanding service to the organization or the community.


Memberships and Affiliations
  • President of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, member of ethics committee
  • NH Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, board member 2013 to present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court of New Hampshire CJA panel
  • DOVE attorney