After 22 years as a legal assistant and paralegal, I went to law school and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2000. The first three years of my career were spent in a small boutique insurance defense firm in the Chicago Loop, where I defended high exposure claims involving commercial lines of insurance. In 2003 I returned to the Pacific Northwest and have continued my career with Stamper Rubens, P.S. My practice focuses on litigation in all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims, trade secrets violations, and wage dispute, as well as business contractual disputes, and personal injury matters. I also represent clients in domestic relations cases.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, theater, movies, and concerts, and my brand new granddaughter.
Licensed since 2000
Hourly ($200/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
I endorse this lawyer. Melody is an extremely knowledgable lawyer with amazing analytical skills and a palpable passion to advocate for her clients. I would gladly look to Melody for advice on any personal matters I might encounter, and often look to her for advice and direction on the current status of the law in her various areas of expertise.
Dianne Rudman Probate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|CALI Awards, Legal Drafting and Advanced Legal Writing||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/Chicago-Kent College of Law||1998|
|Principal||Stamper Rubens, P.S.||2003 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Moore, Maisel & Strickland||2000 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute chapter||member||2000 - Present|
|For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)||Challenging Admissibility -- Causation Evidence In Fibromyalgia Claims||2006|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|General meeting||Social Media in the Workplace||N/A|