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Charles Jervis Mellor

Business Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Charles

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Mr. Mellor attended Western State University, (San Diego, CA), Bachelor of Arts; Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, CA), Juris Doctor Degree, admitted to the California State Bar in 1989. Mediation training through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, School of Law (Malibu, CA).  Admitted to the California State Bar in 1989. Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern & Northern divisions in 1989.  Also admitted to the Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 1989. Mr. Mellor also serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the San Diego County Superior Court.

 

Trial Attorney, CNA Insurance Company 1989 – 1996, emphasizing defense of construction liability, automobile liability, premises liability, and products liability; Trial Attorney, Private practice 1996 – 2015, emphasizing litigation in Business Law, Insurance Disputes, Construction Defect, Fire Loss, Securities Fraud and Personal Injury claims. Experience advising corporations as General Counsel. 2003-2004, Panel counsel, Continental Casualty Insurance Company of North Carolina;

 

Served as a Justice in the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity; registered as an Arbitrator in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Diego, San Francisco & Contra Costa Courts.  Mediation experience in the Marin, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sonoma Courts. Judge Pro tem San Diego Superior Court; Judge Pro-Tem, Marin County Superior Court; Officer of the State Bar Court serving as a Probation Monitor for disciplined attorneys.  Retained expert on corporate related fraud matters in Federal Court, Southern District.  Member of the San Diego, Los Angeles, Sonoma & Marin County Bar Associations, American Bar Association (ABA).  Past President of Business Networks International (BNI).  Past member of Defense Research Institute (DRI). Past Chairman, Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB).

 

 

 

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Location

Law Office of Charles J. Mellor
PO Box 6883
San Diego, CA, 92166-0883

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Posted by Doug | November 22, 2012
Trustworthy, concerned and thorough
Assessment: Chuck is very thorough in his initial assessment of any action. He will accept a case only upon determining and discussing the challenges with the client. He does not attempt to be a "jack of all trades" attorney and he will readily refer a client to his network of fellow lawyers if he feels it is in the best interest of the client. Case preparation: Chuck works closely with clients in uncovering pertinent issues not readily known from an initial document review. I really consider these interview stylings were crucial to the formation of the case. Legal fees are always a cause for anxiety. Chuck's case preparation was thorough and concise. Our case was "ready for trial" upon initial filings and notice to defendant's counsel. This encouraged immediate, sincere discussions. Our case was settled without the process being prolonged. Chucks billing was fair and I would not hesitate to use him again. I have referred other clients for his services as well.
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Posted by Rebecca | August 12, 2012
Professional, personable, knowledgable and trustworthy representation
Our case with a contractor was handled with professionalism and tenacity. Every step of the way we felt he had our best interests at heart. Chuck's knowledge of the process was spot on and we knew we could rely on him. We could not be happier!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2010
Very Satisfied
I used this lawyer in a Personal Injury case related to an automobile accident. He was able to secure a significant recovery within the time frame we originally discussed. I felt very comfortable with his knowledge of the law and handling of my case.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • San Diego County Superior Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law & Mediation Office of Charles Mellor
  • 1996 - 2015
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Office of Charlotte Venner (CNA Insurance)
  • 1989 - 1996

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • N/A
  • 2011
  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Western State Univ
  • BA Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of McClure v Carillo
  • Verdict for client
  • Sorenson v Duncan
  • Verdict in favor of client
  • Wear v Bank of America
  • Settled
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Associations

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Practicing Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Practicing Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Practicing Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • Attorney United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Practicing Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • Peninsula Community Planning Board
  • Past Chairman
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Business Networks International
  • Past President
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Justice
  • 1982 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Service-Board Member (10 Years)
  • Selective Service System
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Service-Chairman, PC Planning Board
  • City Council - San Diego
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Service-Ethics Monitor
  • State Bar of California, Office of Trial Counsel
  • 1999

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference
  • Mediation-Searching for a Solution
  • 2014
  • Conference
  • Small Claims-A Tool for Landlords
  • 2014
  • Conference
  • Business Sense-Can Risk Be Managed?
  • 2013
  • Conference
  • Small Claims Matters-Preparing Your Case
  • 2013
  • Conference
  • Insurance-The Appraisal Process Following a Fire Loss
  • 2012
  • Conference
  • Risk Management-Navigating the Waters of Risk
  • 2011
  • Conference
  • Insurance-Good Faith & Fair Dealing in a Fire Loss
  • 2011
  • Conference
  • Auto Accident-Remain Calm, Gather Information
  • 2009
  • Conference
  • Basic Contracts
  • 2002
  • Conference
  • Auto Accident-What to Do?
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (74)
Given (88)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law."
Business Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An incredible reputation with peers and clients alike"
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mellor is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Business Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mellor is highly respected and incredibly knowledgeable. He is a dedicated professional who provides insightful advice and tirelessly pursues the best possible result for his clients."
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Mellor without reservation."
Business Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mellor has a reputation in the legal community of being an excellent attorney. He is a knowledgeable, experienced and skilled attorney who brings his excellence to his clients"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty. Mellor is an excellent attorney. He fights for his clients and gets results! Be assured that you will be in good hands when you retain Charles."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by his profile and answers in the AVVO community that he is well respected and knows his stuff!"
Business Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is a well respected member of the legal community. Charles's willingness to serve his community through participation in such groups as AVVO speaks highly of Charles."
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