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Melissa Kay-Peterson Roudabush

About Me

Mrs. Roudabush is a Senior Partner at R & S Law Group, LLP.

Mrs. Roudabush is passionate about helping her clients and their families prepare for the future.  Throughout her legal career, Mrs. Roudabush has worked in private practice, devoting her time to helping families.  Mrs. Roudabush has spent time as a Managing Attorney in a busy family law practice and has also served clients in the areas of probate law, civil litigation, intellectual property, tax, and international criminal law.

Melissa Roudabush earned her J.D. from UCLA in 2004 and her B.A. in Sociology and Women's Studies from Albion College in Albion, Michigan.  Mrs. Roudabush earned the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Excellence in Preparation for Trial Practice Award in recognition for work she did in law school.  In addition, Mrs. Roudabush has volunteered at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, HIV/AIDS Legal Services Alliance, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, and Public Law Center assisting clients mainly in the areas of government benefits, employment discrimination, and estate planning.

Mrs. Roudabush has appeared in courts all over Southern California and is admitted to practice in all the state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District.

When she isn’t working, Mrs. Roudabush enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is also very active with her local alumni, serving as Chair of the Albion College Southern California Alumni Association. 


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 95%
  2. Estate Planning: 3%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 2%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    Ms. Roudabush is very knowledgeable in family law. She advocates zealously for her client and obtains excellent results.


    Kimlynn Hoang Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Kim

    Excellent family law attorney. Genuinely cares about her clients and gets great results


    Richard Kim DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

265 S. Anita Dr.

Suite 260
Orange, CA, 92868



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerR & S Law Group, LLP2011 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Just Detention InternationalNo Refuge Here: A First Look At Sexual Abuse In Immigration Detention2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Albion CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000