Melissa C. Martorella, Esq.Geraci Law Firm
Books currently reading
For work, I’m currently reading The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey. For fun, I’m currently reading Drown by Junot Diaz and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Word that best describes you
Relax when not working
Watching sports – in particular college football (let’s go BC Eagles!) and the NFL (let’s go Patriots!). I also have a dog that I love spending time with outside.
“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – Harry Potter (anything from that series, really)
“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
What was it about the legal field that drew your interest?
I love the idea of helping people, in whatever way they need. I am a people-pleaser, and it makes me happy to think that I can make someone’s day easier by helping out with their legal issues.
What are you most proud of at Geraci?
I am proud of the trust and respect we have for each other here. It allows even the newest team member to have autonomy in what they do in order to accomplish our goals.
What wisdom could you offer aspiring attorneys?
Be yourself, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and find a mentor you can trust.
What’s it like working at Geraci?
Every day here brings a new and exciting challenge. I work with amazing teammates whose personalities make me excited to be at work every day. It’s fast-paced and busy, but there’s always time for a joke to break the tension and stress of a long day.
What was it that drew you to Geraci?
We embody the idea of being “unfirm” – that is, we are unique and embrace the uniqueness of our team members. I think this uniqueness allows us to reach out to our clients and problem solve in ways that are innovative and tailored to our clients’ needs. We can always find a solution when we have team members that are able to be creative with their approaches to the client relationship, as well as with each other.