Chantelle Meléndez attended the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated with honors in May 2017.
While in law school, Chantelle served on the Race and Social Justice Law Review’s executive editorial board as Staff Managing Editor and Symposium Editor. As a second-year law student, she joined the University of Miami Children and Youth Law Clinic, where she represented both children in foster care and former foster youth in general civil legal matters. In 2016, Chantelle was elected President of Miami Law Women, the university’s law student division of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). Because of her academic success, community involvement, and philanthropic commitment, Chantelle was awarded the Honorable Judges Beth Bloom and Carroll Kelly Scholarship in 2015 and the Friend of Linda Dakis and Pemberton Scholarship in 2017.
Before joining Rivero Mestre, Chantelle volunteered as a legal intern at the Office of the Public Defender 8th Judicial Circuit in Gainesville, Florida. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for both international criminal defense and medical malpractice defense firms. In 2016, Chantelle served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Beth Bloom of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Chantelle’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation matters and white-collar criminal defense. She is fluent in Spanish.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017
University of Florida, B.S., Psychology, magna cum laude, 2013
Florida Bar, 2017