He is also the Connecticut State Chair for National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).As a Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney, he was appointed to the Supreme Court’s Commission on Foreclosures in the fall of 2007 in light of the unprecedented increase in home foreclosures in Connecticut and continues to serve in that capacity. In 2008, he helped to formulate and lobbied to pass the Foreclosure Mediation Act for the Connecticut Superior Courts. Gene is a proud survivor of the Max Gardner’s Boot Camp, an intensive study of issues in bankruptcy, consumer credit and mortgages.
Formerly, Melchionne was a Vice President of the Waterbury Credit Bureau and a member of the Northwestern Regional Council of the American Institute of Banking and the only attorney to receive its prestigious Ken Kovel Award.He has also been repeatedly recognized by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Pro Bono service to indigent consumers. A national attorney-led research team, in conjunction with Connecticut Magazine, has named him as one of the 2008 Connecticut Super Lawyers. This is the second time that Melchionne has received this prestigious award.
Gene currently limits his practice to consumer bankruptcy cases, foreclosure defense, and all consumer claims arising with respect to those cases.Mr. Melchionne has been widely recognized as a leading consumer attorney in bankruptcy cases.He has also taken on creditors who attempt to collect debts that have been legally discharged in a bankruptcy case.
Mr. Melchionne is a long-time member of NACBA and a national speaker on bankruptcy issues and consumer representation. He has been featured on the PBS show NOW on two occasions, appeared on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, a segment of Your Money on CNN and has been interviewed on numerous occasions by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and numerous Connecticut newspapers.
Connecticut residents should contact Gene at Connecticut Bankruptcy: