Melissa Valle

Melissa M. Valle


Melissa Valle, a Partner at Knauf Shaw, focuses her practice on environmental cost recovery litigation, defense and prosecution, particularly in oil spill and hazardous substances litigation.

Melissa also advises clients on matters related to brownfield redevelopment, SEQRA compliance, permitting under a number of environmental statutes, as well as all varieties of land use and zoning matters.

Melissa was selected to the 2020 and 2021 Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars List.

Melissa grew up in the Rochester area, and now resides here with her family and two German Shepherds, where she enjoys hiking and making maple syrup.

Client Testimonial

"Knauf Shaw attorneys consistently exceed our expectations. From complex litigation to real estate closings, and from land use approvals to contract negotiations, we can rely on their expertise, innovative problem solving and attention to detail." Steven Mancini, RSM Development LLC


Kendall honored by peers

Partner Amy Kendall has been recognized by her peers as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in Rochester, NY in the upcoming 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®


Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Rubino has joined Knauf Shaw as an Associate.

Samantha R. Rubino