Attorney Rua began her legal career in 2004 as a paralegal. She worked as a paralegal for
over ten years before graduating law school, with honors, in 2015. She earned both her
undergrad and law degrees while working full time as a paralegal and raising a family.
Attorney Rua exclusively handles personal injury and workers' compensation matters.
She focuses primarily on negotiating cases and bringing them to settlement. In law school,
she obtained a distinguished award for her negotiating skills. She has obtained many six-figure
settlements for her clients without the need for lengthy litigation. She prides herself on
being able to help her clients in a quick, efficient manner.
Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University
in 2009. She then earned her Juris Doctorate Degree and graduated cum laude from
Quinnipiac University School of Law where she earned a distinguished academic achievement award
When she's not fighting for her clients, Attorney Rua enjoys quiet movie nights at home,
reading a good book, and spending time with her family.
At Gould Injury Law, we are Hartford personal injury lawyers, we are proud of the fact that we use our extensive legal expertise to help people in our community who have suffered an injury or worse because of the negligence or recklessness of others.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident that should have been easily avoided were it not or someone else’s actions or failure to act, we want to talk to you about it.
You may be entitled to compensation not just for your injuries and medical bills but also for lost wages and more depending on the circumstances of your case.
We represent clients in cases that involve car accidents, motorcycle accidents, other traffic accidents, workers’ comp, etc.