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My law office represents all types of accident injury claims/cases, and we have a 100% win record in that area. What that means is that every single one of our accident injury cases has been successfullly resolved either by settlement, mediation, arbitration, or jury award. Accident Injury is my favorite area of law, and I excel at recovering maximum compensation for my clients. I know what it is like to have your life changed permanently by an accident caused by another party's negligence. Insurance companies make it a mission to devalue your claim/case, so never go it alone. In 99% of cases, I will be able to obtain a much more satisfactory recovery than you will obtain on your own against an insurer.

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My law office also handles a variety of employment law cases, namely sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower law. We recently obtained a substantial recovery in a pregnancy discrimination case, and are currently prosecuting a Whistleblower case, pursuant to CA Labor Code.

I, or one of my attorney colleagues, will be happy to discuss the merits of your case with you. Employment law is very personal, and it requires a skilled attorney who knows how to navigate the constantly changing case law and legal landscape.


I will update my profile here periodically, and begin answering forum questions. Feel free to contact me directly with your accident injury or employment law questions.


I look forward to working with you,

Melissa Mack


Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    14 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    14 years, 117 cases
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    14 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    14 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    14 years



Contingent (30-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

1139 Leeward Ln
Alameda, CA, 94502


MOGood Standing, Active200401/08/2013
NVAttorney Inactive200302/23/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mock Trial ChampionGGU Law/SF County Sup CtN/A
Certificate of Specialization in Business LawGolden Gate University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of Melissa Mack & Associates2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Melissa Mack2003 - 2008
AssociateRyan, Andrada & Lifter2000 - 2002
AssistantLaw Offices of Kenneth Smith1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Nevada State BarMemberN/A
Missouri State BarMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Recoveries against: Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, USAA, AAA, Travelers, CIG, Fireman's, Nationwide, Ameriprise, OHA98% of our accident injury cases successfully resolved by settlement, mediation, arbitration, or verdict.
Recoveries against SCPIE, Doctor's Insurance Co., Self Insured HospitalsTo date, we have obtained recovery by settlement, mediation and verdict in 100% of med mal cases.
Recoveries against Safeway, Lucky's, Costco, TSA, Target, ACE, Macys & many Self Insured EmployersWe have obtained recoveries by settlement, mediation, and verdict in 95% of Employment/Labor cases
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Publication nameTitleDate
FAQ8 Common Mistakes2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyEnglish Literature (Major) & Clinical Psychology (Minor)BA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial AdvocacyHow to Make a Closing ArgumentN/A
ILPOA Accident Injury SeminarInsureds vs. InsurersN/A
Garden Isle Accident Injury SeminarAccident InjuryN/A