Breaking The Mold Of The Assembly Line Workers’ Compensation Firm By Building Client-Based Defense Partnerships

attorney Melissa A. Day

Melissa A. Day


  • Childhood: Missy – but do not EVER call me that
  • Current: MADness, Melicious

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation Defense

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Sections
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York Self-Insurers Association
  • Self-Insurers Association of the Niagara Frontier
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Buffalo Claims Association

Verdicts/Settlements/Cases of Note/Favorite Win

    • Burns v. Varriale, 9 N.Y. 3d 207 (2007). Perfecting an argument proposed by Steven M. Licht, Esq., and successfully arguing this influential case at the Court of Appeals is the highlight of my career as an attorney, but having the privilege or working with the team at LOMAD is the highlight of my entire professional career.


  • Notre Dame Law School, London
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Canisius College
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: English

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member of Kids’ Chance of New York
  • Owner of the LinkedIn Group, “New York Workers Compensation Forum”
  • Notre Dame Club of Buffalo/Western NY


  • Largest Women-Owned Businesses Buffalo, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Largest Buffalo Law Firms, 2020 and 2021
  • Finalist Best Places to Work Buffalo 2021

Published Works

  • Founder of and regular contributor to the Linkedin Group, “New York Workers’ Compensation Forum” in September 2009 – Currently nearly 1900 members
  • Executive producer of a monthly live TV Show/Webinar titled, “Lawyers & Friends.”
  • Presenter at numerous for profit and not for profit seminars on New York Workers’ Compensation
  • Contributing author: Licht, Esq., Steven M., “The Special Disability Fund, The Fund for Reopened Cases and Special Funds Conservation Committee”. Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice in New York. Editors-in-Chief Steven M. Scotti and John Sweeny. Albany, NY: New York State Bar Association (2011)

Tenure at firm

  • I was there at the LOMAD Big Bang on 01/01/2013

Your Legal Superpower

    • Using my weird, bent way of looking at the world to study the language of a statute and find defenses where none were previously thought to exist.

Pets and Hobbies

    • Pets
      • Mush, the incorrigible Husky
      • Bear, the Lab-mix Galoot
      • Poof, the One-Eyed Calico
      • Sweet Pea, the Drain Bamaged Taco Cat
      • Herbie, the Love Bug
    • Hobbies
      • Theater – movies and musicals
      • Professional Figure Skater in a past life
      • Kayaking and Biking

Past Positions