Melissa A. Santalone


Tampa, FL
D 813.774.5390


Melissa Santalone is a Partner in the Tampa office of Freeman Mathis & Gary where she is a member of the Labor and Employment, Professional Liability, Tort and Catastrophic Loss National Practice Sections. Ms. Santalone is also a member of the firm’s Data Security, Privacy & Technology National Practice Team.

In her employment law practice, Ms. Santalone represents employers in various matters, including state and federal discrimination and retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. Ms. Santalone also represents professionals in professional negligence litigation, as well as litigants in community association disputes. She defends and counsels all manner of medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, podiatrists and nurses, as well as attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, in both litigation and administrative matters. Ms. Santalone also is experienced in representing businesses in diverse types of general liability matters including premises liability and auto negligence actions.

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Bar Admissions


New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Publications & Engagements
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers