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Melissa S. Arnold




Melissa joined the firm in 2011 after spending 5 years at a Boston law firm defending cases and representing clients in matters involving general tort litigation, insurance coverage disputes and toxic tort litigation. Prior to that, her practice focused on insurance fraud defense. 

Melissa has defended clients in state and federal courts, and through the use of alternative dispute resolution.

Melissa’s practice with Murphy & Riley, P.C. focuses on insurance coverage (including disputes under M.G.L. c. 93A and 176D) and general liability defense. 

During law school, Melissa was a Case and Note Editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine. 

Practice Areas
  • Bad Faith and G.L. c. 93A/176D

  • Insurance Agents and Brokers Liability

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Premises Liability

  • Product Liability

  • Professional Liability Defense




         -Social worker

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 2002

  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2005

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D. 2002), Paul J. Liacos Scholar

  • Tufts University (1998)

  • Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association