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About me

I have been named as one of the best labor and employment attorneys in The Pasadena Magazine for five consecutive years, 2009-2013.


I have been, and am currently, an adjunct faculty professor at the University of La Verne Law School, Ontario, California. I have taught legal research and writing, as well as labor and employment law. (2009-2013). 


I represent upper management and mid-size companies in labor and employment including defense and development of risk management strategies.    


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    31 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  4. Discrimination: 20%



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Melanie A. Calvert

2591 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, PMB 144
Altadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"AV" ratedMartindale-Hubbell2010
"AV" ratedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Pre-eminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2003
Bar Register of Pre-eminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2002
Bar Register of Pre-eminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2000
Bar Register of Pre-eminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell1999
Commendation for Pro Bono services to the Women's Legal ClinicCalifornia State Bar, Board of Governors1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of La Verne Law School2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
AOLSex with the boss-not a good idea2010
thedirective.blogspot.comCalifornia Business Lay-Offs2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1977
Emory UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professionals in Human Resources (Pomona)Employment Law Updates2007
Industry Manufacturers' CouncilHiring Practices2006
Sterling Education ServicesManaging the Modern Workforce, Problems of Employee Theft and Financial Manipulation2005
Professionals in Human Resources (Pasadena)Employee Background Checks and Privacy Rights2005
California Society of CPA(s)Employee Background Checks and Privacy Rights2005
Sterling Education ServicesAlternative Dispute Resolution2004
Sterling Education ServicesFair Labor Standards Act Update2004
Sterling Education ServicesEmployment Law Update in California2002
League of Women VotersWomen in the Workplace2002
CEBFundamentals of Wrongful Termination2002
CEBFundamentals of Wrongful Termination2000