James Melfi

James Melfi


Plaintiff Personal Injury
Criminal Defense

Miami University
Capital University Law School

State of Ohio
State of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Ohio State Bar Association
Florida State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section Florida Bar
Trumbull County Bar Association
Member, Board of Trustees, Mahoning County Bar Association

Attorney James Melfi

Attorney James Melfi is the newest member of Betras, Kopp & Markota’s outstanding legal team. A native of Girard, Ohio, Jim graduated from Girard High School then attended Miami University where he earned a degree in Political Science. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio and being admitted to the Ohio Bar he he became the third generation in his family to practice at Rossi and Rossi, the law firm founded by his grandfather Daniel L. Rossi in 1952. The firm is now operated by his uncle, Gregg Rossi.

Jim’s practice is focused on plaintiff personal injury law, criminal defense, and other types of litigation. In addition to Ohio, he is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. He is a member the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, the Trumbull County Bar Association, and serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Mahoning County Bar Association and the the Girard Free Library. Jim has also been a long-time volunteer baseball coach for the Girard Baseball Association.

Jim and his spouse Nina reside in Girard, Ohio.