Melinda received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the... more
Melinda received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of California at Davis. While at UC Davis she was actively involved in local non-profits assisting survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with various legal issues. She later earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in 2009, where she received the 2007 Public Interest Schol... view profile
I am proud to be part of a team that includes my father and brother that is... more
I am proud to be part of a team that includes my father and brother that is dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation throughout the State of California. Over the years, I have been honored to represent clients that have come to us for help. We work so closely with them and invest so much in securing a successful outcome to their case that they begin to feel like a part of our ... view profile
I am passionate about fighting for the underdog. I started my practice dedicated to... more
I am passionate about fighting for the underdog. I started my practice dedicated to this purpose. I receive great satisfaction from using all the skills I have acquired as a lawyer, and in life, to help those who are in a bad place.
I have been practicing law for over 40 years.I started as a Los Angeles Sheriff's... more
I have been practicing law for over 40 years.I started as a Los Angeles Sheriff's cadet at 16 years old and worked in the Sheriff's Department in various assignments until I passed the Bar Examination in July of 1969. I went to work as a Senior Law Clerk in the District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles at 24 years old. The day after I turned 25, I was officially sworn in as a Deputy District At... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.