Melissa Kobernitski

Associate Attorney
New York, New York

Melissa Kobernitski Barbosa, is an associate attorney at the personal injury Law Office of Abraham Jaros Esq. 

Ms. Barbosa's practice includes representing clients who have been injured in a wide variety of accidents, including trip and falls, NYS Labor Law construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, property damage, assault/battery, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, as well as representing victims of sexual harassment.

As an attorney, Ms. Barbosa has handled both plaintiff and defense cases from all aspects of litigation. She has prepared and argued significant motions at the trial court level, as well as appeals before the Appellate Divisions of the New York State Supreme Court.

Ms. Barbosa obtained her Master of Laws degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2009 and is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

As a native of Brazil, Ms. Barbosa is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2013


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • Master of Laws - 2009


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese