Personal Injury, Landlord & Tenant, Defective and Dangerous Products
I am proud to continue a family tradition that began back in 1933 of helping injured persons recover from the carelessness and negligence of others. We assess each client's individual needs, and aggressively seek an adequate award by preparing the case for trial from day one.
My firm represents clients in a wide array of personal injury cases from automobile collisions to injuries caused by dangerous products and dangerous conditions on property. We believe that an award is adequate only when it makes our client whole. We strive to recover everything our clients may be entitled to, and have successfully obtained over $1,000,000,000.00 in verdicts and judgments for our clients.
We have recently expanded our firm to help people deal with the banks trying to take their homes and unscrupulous debt collectors. I was awarded the prestigious Housing Justice Award by the San Francisco Bar Association for my volunteer efforts in helping people stay in their homes.
Licensed since 1983
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Melvin’s comment: “This was a result of a dispute with my sister over some family owned property over 15 years ago. It had nothing to do with any clients or related to the law except for the fact that I am an attorney.”
Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.
Melvin’s comment: “Same incident as above”
This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Melvin’s comment: “Same incident as above and I was fully reinstated over 10 years ago with no further incidents nor complaints.”
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Housing Justice Award||Bar Association of San Francisco||2009|
|VSLP Top 10% Volunteers of the Year Award||Bar Association of San Francisco||2008|
|VSLP Top 10% Volunteers of the Year Award||Bar Association of San Francisco||2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||N/A||1983 - Present|
|Doe vs Roe Chemical Company||Won $1.2 Million award.|
|Curry vs Porter||Won verdict 8 times amount offered before trial|
|Height vs Cessna||Won near milion dollar settlement.|