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Melissa has over 8 years of experience in litigation and assisting individuals and businesses in distress. She is dedicated to providing sound legal advice, and devising
beneficial and innovative solutions in difficult legal situations, with
integrity and with results. And with over 100 cases tried successfully, Melissa Chureau provides the kind of strength and experience in
advocacy clients should expect.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    14 years
  2. Employment: 20%
    8 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    7 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour)

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1914 Willamette Falls Drive, Suite 120
West Linn, OR, 97068


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKennedy Watts Arellano & Ricks LLP2009 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyMultnomah County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Women Lawyers FoundationBoard Member, Development & Communications & Auction Committees2010 - Present
Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable FutureMember, Law Offices Practice Committee2010 - Present
Classroom Law ProjectVolunteer2009 - Present
Gus J. Solomon Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Lewis and Clark Mentor ProgramMentor2003 - Present
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Small and Emerging Business LawThe Barnett Paradox: Icarus’ Wings2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate, Cum Laude2002
University of California - BerkeleyEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1993