Melissa L. Green Esq.



Melissa L. Green Esq., finds fulfilment in making her clients lives easier. Her practice is centered on Estate and Tax Planning, Probate, Trust and Estate Administration. A Roger Williams University School of Law graduate and member of the RI and MA Bar Associations, Melissa’s expertise extends to Elder Law/Medicaid Planning and Real Estate conveyancing.

The most gratifying part of my job is leaving the office at the end of each day knowing that I have made my clients’ lives easier. Many of my clients are in the midst of handling the most painful and heartbreaking experiences of their lives, the loss of a loved one. Although life often feels like it has stopped, the loss of a loved one is followed by an aftermath of work that needs to be addressed almost immediately. There is nothing more satisfying than taking the responsibility for these tasks off my clients’ shoulders and providing them with the opportunity and time to grieve the loss of their loved one.

I have become very experienced in the complexities of the sale of real estate from an estate. Although these sales require additional steps and attention, they can be handled very smoothly and efficiently. It is my commitment to my clients to set their expectations properly and explain the steps of the transaction in advance, so that there are no surprises.

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As an instructor for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, I am also committed to providing Rhode Island real estate agents with the information and knowledge they need to understand the probate and estate process, to ensure a seamless sales transaction.

In the estate planning area of my practice, I often have the pleasure of working with families after some of the most joyous events of their lives, i.e. marriage, the birth or adoption of children, the purchase of a new home, or retirement. My interest in staying up-to-date on the latest estate planning techniques, coupled with the support of a well-established estate planning department, allows me the opportunity to provide my clients with strategies that will protect the assets they have worked hard for and the family they love. It is rewarding to know that I have prepared a plan for my clients which gives them the ability to rest easy each night.

Whether I am taking over the sometimes very overwhelming tasks of estate administration, preparing an estate plan that ensures my clients’ wishes are carried out, or walking them through the sale or purchase of a home, the ability to relieve my clients of unnecessary stress, each and every day, is the most enjoyable and gratifying part of my job.

Areas of Practice

Memberships & Professional Associations

Business Networking International, The Producers, 2012 – Present


Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island

    • J.D. cum laude – 2010

Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island

  • B.S. magna cum laude – 2007
    • Major: Legal Studies and Political Studies
Pro Bono Activities

Rebuilding Together, Newport County Board Member

Classes & Seminars

Real Estate and Estate Administration, RIAR, 2012 – Present

Honors and Awards
  • 2024 RI Monthly Excellence in Law Award
  • 2023 Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Award
  • Assistant Town Solicitor, Town of Middletown, Rhode Island, 2014