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 Law Offices of Lavelle & Menechino

William T. Lavelle, Esq.
William T. LaVelle was born in Hauppauge, New York.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts of the State University of New York at Binghamton.  He studied law at the University of San Diego and received a Juris Doctorate in 1989.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and California, and he is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.  Mr. LaVelle is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

Mr. LaVelle has been practicing law in the State of New York for more than twenty years.  He spent eight years in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, Narcotics Division, where he achieved an impressive record of convictions.   He subsequently entered into private practice using his knowledge and experience from the District Attorney’s Office to successfully defend the accused in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Mr. LaVelle established the Law Offices of William T. LaVelle in 1995.   His practice has been concentrated in criminal and traffic law, real property law, ERISA collections, commercial transactions and personal injury.

In 2010, Mr. LaVelle and his long-time associate, Alicia M. Menechino, formed a partnership, LaVelle & Menechino Law Office, LLP, where Mr. LaVelle retains the position of Managing Partner.

Mr. LaVelle is very active in his community.  He is currently a member of the Board of Education for the Patchogue-Medford School District and has held that position since 2007.

He also volunteers as a soccer coach and was pivotal in starting a Golf Mentoring program at Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services, Inc.  He was named Patchogue Medford Youth & Community Services “Man of the Year” in 2006

Mr. LaVelle continues to be an active and vital part of his social and legal community.

Alicia M. Menechino, Esq.
Alicia M. Menechino was born in Islip, New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996.  In 1999, Ms. Menechino received a Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law with a special certificate in Environmental Law. While in law school, she served as a Case Note and Comment Editor on the Pace Environmental Law Review. 

Ms. Menechino was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2000 and the United State District Court in the Eastern District of New York in  2003.  She is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

Ms. Menechino interned with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 1, through law school and became employed there as a staff attorney upon graduating law school.  She commenced employment with Mr. LaVelle in 2001 and they formed a partnership in 2010, LaVelle & Menechino Law Office, LLP.

Ms. Menechino acts of counsel to the Islip Chamber of Commerce and is an active volunteer for Islip Chamber events.  She specializes in civil litigation, ERISA collections, and landlord/tenant law, as well as all other fields of general practice.

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