Melissa D. Bickel is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of... more
Melissa D. Bickel is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and obtained her law degree in 2000. Melissa was a successful personal injury defense attorney for ten years before deciding to devote her talents to the representation of injury victims, and opening the Law Office of Melissa D. Bickel. Melissa has extensive experience in civil litigation in both sta... view profile
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