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Melasecca Kelly & Zayler is one of Melbourne's leading and most respected criminal law firms.


The firm was founded in 1980 by Rob Melasecca and Zyg Zayler.

Michael Kelly became a partner at the firm in 2009, and Peter Melasecca became a partner in 2015.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in summary and indictable matters, and regularly appear in courts across all jurisdictions.

Our lawyers have strong relationships with many of Melbourne's leading barristers.

Rob Melasecca, Zyg Zayler and Daniel Georgiou are Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialists.


Our lawyers have extensive experience in both summary and indictable matters.

We can assist you with a range of offences, including:

  • Homicide

  • Assault

  • Firearms and Weapons Offences

  • Sexual Offences

  • Traffic Offences

  • ASIC Investigations

  • Bail Applications

  • Kidnapping

  • Drug Offences

  • Theft, Dishonesty and Deception Offences

  • Criminal Damage

  • Intervention Orders

  • Royal Commission Investigations

  • Appeals on Sentence or Conviction

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