Mark-MelmerMark Melmer is a managing member of Benjamin & Melmer LLC. Before forming the firm, Mr. Melmer began his legal career as a prosecutor in Miami-Dade County. During his nearly four years as a prosecutor, Mr. Melmer successfully prosecuted thousands of cases at the misdemeanor and felony level. These cases involved juvenile and adult defendants charged with criminal offenses ranging from simple assaults/batteries to armed burglaries, armed robberies, kidnapping, narcotics possession, narcotics trafficking, sex offenses and other violent crimes. In addition to actively prosecuting cases, Mr. Melmer also served as a supervising attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. As a supervising attorney, Mr. Melmer was responsible for the daily oversight of 10 other attorneys, to ensure that all cases assigned were properly handled from the filing decision to trial. Mr. Melmer is thoroughly familiar with how the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office makes filing decisions, negotiates plea agreements and determines what cases to pursue all the way to trial. Furthermore, his time in the Domestic Violence Unit has given Mr. Melmer a unique understanding of the intersection between criminal and family law.

Mr. Melmer graduated magna cum laude in 2004 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and minor in History. In 2007, he earned his Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and finished in the top 8% of his class.

After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Melmer was an associate at the law firm of Marinello & Kotzen, PA, in Miami Lakes. While at Marinello & Kotzen, he practiced in the areas of third-party and first-party insurance defense and construction defect litigation.

Mr. Melmer is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all circuit courts throughout the State.

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