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AGENCY BIOS:

DAVID-ROSS WILLIAMSON, ESQ.

 

David-Ross Williamson has been working as a professional agent since 1996- “since the inception of MLS” (Major League Soccer) here in the United States of America. He is a founding partner of WilMelsport (and a founding partner of Williamson and Melendez, Attorneys At Law). The firm has continuously grown to where players are represented both domestically and internationally. David has traveled in his soccer-agent work to Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe with a particular focus in the UK and Scandinavia. He has represented National Team players in the U.S. and abroad, along with MLS first round draft picks! Each year, David attends the MLS Combine and Draft to support and prepare clients for both! The management team at WilMelsport has represented hundreds of players since the inception of MLS in 1996, however we have intentionally kept a limited number of high level players each year, in order to provide top personal attention to each and every client we represent.

 

David has the good fortune to grow up playing Soccer throughout high school which led him to his Collegiate playing days which included three (3) NCAA appearances. Thereafter, he enjoyed playing professionally in the LASA league which was highlighted by defending “Eusebio” at Luciatano Field.  David continued to play for many local men’s leagues into the mid 2000’s, including international travels and tournaments.

 

 

Education: Westfield State College (B.S. 1978) Alpha Pi Sigma; University of Salamanca, Spain (1977); UNAM / Mexico City, Univ. of San Diego Law School (1984);David is a 1985 graduate (cum laude) from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Ma. He currently is an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University teaching “Business Ethics and Law”, and lectures on Sports Management throughout New England at various colleges and law schools. 

 

Spoken languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

ANGEL MELENDEZ, ESQ.

 

Angel Melendez is a founding partner with David-Ross Williamson of WilMelsport since its inception in 1996 and instrumental on the growth, development and recruitment of players within the agency.  Recipient, Parents Association Outstanding Student Award. Listed in Who's Who among students in colleges & universities. Member: Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Corporal U.S. Marine Corps (1974-1980). Practice areas: Personal Injury, Worker Compensation, Torts, and Real Estate.

 

Angel is also a founding partner of Williamson and Melendez, Attorneys At Law. He is also a Founding Father of Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Fraternity Incorporated, 1979. 

 

Education:  Rutgers University (B.A. 1980), Northeastern University (J.D. 1983). Admitted to Bar,1986, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

 

Spoken languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

DAVID BONZAGNI, ESQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David “Dave” Bonzagni traces his roots with Wilmelsport back to 2010 when he joined the agency as a law school student intern. He rejoined the firm in 2017 as “Director of Player Recruitment” where his responsibilities include identifying talented youth, academy, and college players as well as reviewing professional players for representation. Dave regularly speaks with coaches, scouts, players and their parents. He also assists the firm in day to day client relations and management.

Growing up in Rhode Island, a Southern New England soccer “hot-bed”, Dave played in the youth ranks against the likes of future US National Team players Michael Parkhurst and Geoff Cameron. He won a state championship at Bishop Hendricken High School and continued playing at the club level at the College of Charleston and ultimately, Suffolk Law. Despite a torn ACL in 2014, Dave continues to play in a weekly men’s league, brace and all!

For the last 7 years, Dave has served as a criminal prosecutor in Rhode Island where he has litigated all types of cases from homicides to complex white-collar financial crimes. All the while, Dave has stayed in close contact with Wilmelsport, following the developments in the domestic leagues and abroad, and attending staff meetings. Most recently, Dave attended the MLS combine in Orlando, FL with David-Ross Williamson.

Education: College of Charleston (B.A. 2006) Alpha Pi Sigma; Universidad de Extremadura, Spain (2005); Dave is a 2011 graduate (cum laude) of Suffolk Law School in Boston, MA.

 

 

Spoken languages: Dave is conversationally fluent in Spanish and fluent in English.

 

 

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