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Mark Albert Mellor

Real estate Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   9 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    California - CA 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

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Mr. Mellor obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in 1988. While at Cornell he was a member of Cornell University’s National Debate and Forensics Team, repeatedly recognized as an exceptional debater and individual public speaker throughout the country. Mr. Mellor obtained his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1992. He was admitted to both the California and the District of Columbia Bars and has been practicing law for over 25 years in both state and federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Mellor started his own Real Estate and Business Litigation Practice in 2001 and has had three published opinions in the California Courts of Appeal since that time. Mr. Mellor is the immediate past chair of the Executive Committee for the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California and was chair in (2007-2008); vice-chair (2006-2007); treasurer (2005-2006); secretary (2004-2005) and Executive Committee member (2002-2004).  He also assists with the State Bar’s Real Estate Section Committee in California. He has special interests in real estate and business litigation involving loan modifications, foreclosures, mechanic’s liens, construction defects, business contracts, business entity formation, and technology. 

Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy Real Estate Law Business & Commercial Law Construction Law Contracts Corporate Law Estate Planning Loan Modifications Trusts Wills 

Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, 1995 California, 1993 U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993 U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993 U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993 U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993 

Education: Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1992 J.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1988 B.S. 

Representative Clients: Richard Blade, KROQ, SiriusXM, VH1 Metro Property Solutions Succorro Software Systems, Inc. GGS Investments, Ltd. Stout Roofing Mill Man Steel, Inc. J.A. Russo Enterprises, Inc. Grove Lumber Enterprise Equities, LLC. Remax All Stars 

Honors and Awards: Member, National Debate and Forensics Team-Cornell University, 1986 – 1988 Deans List Sophomore Year, 4.0 G.P.A. 

Professional Associations and Memberships: State Bar of California, Litigation Section, 2007 – 2008 Chair, Executive Committee State Bar of California, Litigation Section, 2006 – 2007 Vice-Chair, Executive Committee State Bar of California, Litigation Section, 2005 – 2006 Treasurer, Executive Committee State Bar of California, Litigation Section, 2004 – 2005 Secretary, Executive Committee State Bar of California, Litigation Section, 2002 – 2004 Member, Executive Committee State Bar of California, Real Property Section Ancillary Member Other: Department of Real Estate Real Estate Brokers License 

Pro Bono Activities:Harvest Crusade

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Mark Albert Mellor
6800 Indiana Ave Ste 220
Riverside, CA, 92506-4267


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by J. M. Little | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Attorney!
Mr. Mellor helped me through very difficult circumstances. He offered support above and beyond an attorney's responsibilities. Friendly and helpful staff. I highly recommend Mr. Mark A. Mellor, Esq.
Posted by Nick | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Bologna
For over 2 decades my family has owned a real estate investment corporation... Dealing with dishonest people whether defendants or plaintiffs isn't fun. Mark is the perfect attorney to safely but powerfully represent our family & business. He's my most trusted legal friend and advisor. He was referred by a fellow business collegue that has received "THANK YOU's" for that referral several times...
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Posted by Kees | February 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Business help
This guy guenually wants to help his clients. After a extended vacation I came home to find my business had been served and missed the court date due to my absence. This guy was amazing in a short hour session. He gave me all the knowledge and told me exactly what to do in order for a retrial. A short hour and a small amount of money saved me 10,000. He was honest knowledgeable and didn't seem in it just for the money.
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Posted by Robert | April 3, 2018
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Simply The Best In The Business!
Having the best attorney is not only important it’s quintessential to survival while in the heat of battle. Mark has the skill, cunning nature and experience necessary to overcome most any obstacle. In my personal experience with Mark, the case he represented me in was clouded with misrepresentation by the other side. Mark peeled back the layers of misrepresentation and brought the case to a successful close. I highly recommend Mark Mellor to anyone, you won’t be disappointed!
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Posted by Tariq | December 14, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer I wish lived near me so I can stop the bullying of my daughter!
Wonderful young man who is worth every penny, instead of ripping people off this kind man is helping the elderly who were too dumb to use his services in the first place. If Mr. Mellor lived near my house I would hire him today, Riverside and San Berndino, County are blessed to have someone looking out for us old folks! Please use his services and tell him "Grandma T sent you to protect you from ungrateful children"! God Bless Mr. Mellor!
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Posted by John | July 29, 2014
Excellent Job, Mark!
It was a genuine pleasure working with attorney, Mark Mellor. Having worked with other attorneys in the past, I found Mark to be very different. My case was a very complicated one involving poor and incomplete work performed by a previously hired attorney...pending arbitration modification difficulties, etc. To my surprise, Mark was first interested in understanding what would ultimately satisfy the difficult situation possibly through negotiation and was very frank and direct about our options. Ultimately, our situation was resolved within one week after taking his advice which spared us a great deal of cost proposed by another attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Mellor and sincerely thank him for the work he did for my family.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2014
Incredible knowledge and very helpful
Helped save me 70,000.00 $ in taxes I would have paid to State of California. Then on next phone call advised me how to settle a dispute with contractor, saving me 14,700.00.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2012
Thorough & knowledgable while keeping you best iterests in mind!
A rare find in any business today, much less when it comes to legal affairs. I found in my consultation that Atty. Mellor cared more about my needs than the 'billable hours' as he was professional, detailed, knowledgeable, clear and thorough. He answered all of my loan modification versus short sale questions, plus the questions I should have asked but did not, which is just as important to me. After our consultation, I did not feel I needed another consultation or more information from him or anyone else. I am also happy to have found someone I will confidently refer to clients.
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Posted by Rahman | August 14, 2012
Rahman's review
I liked Mr Mark Mellor because of his experience and knowledge about real estate and I did not like to pay for initial consultation should be free even later can be applied toward the case balance.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Mellor Law Firm, APLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Miller & Hill
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Barber & Bauermeister
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Leibovic & Tysch
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • Bureau of Real Estate Licensed Broker
  • Broker
  • 2012 - Present
  • National and California Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (“NMLS”) Member
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section Executive Committee
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section Executive Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section Executive Committee
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2006
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section Executive Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Managing Editor, Litigation Update, State Bar of California Litigation Section
  • Managing Editor
  • 2004 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • (Cal. App. Fourth Dist., Div. 2, December 11, 2007) 158 Cal.App. 4th 430, [20 Cal.Rptr.3d 51].
  • In Re: Marriage of Harris
  • 2007
  • (Cal.App. Fourth Dist., Div 2; July 6, 2005) 131 Cal.App.4th 1003, [32 Cal.Rptr.2d 202].
  • Solv-All v. Sup. Ct. (SMS Supermarket Service, Inc.)
  • 2005
  • (Cal. App. Fourth Dist., Div 3; Sept. 24, 2003) 112 Cal.App.4th 920, [6 Cal.Rptr.3d 7112 ]
  • Pollbrid Coatings Inc. v. Sup.Ct.
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Mortgages, Loan Modifications, & Short Sales CLE, SKU: 1048756,
  • 2012
  • MCLE
  • 101 Primer on Loan Modifications, Short Sales, and Foreclosures For Homeowners and Realtors.
  • 2010
  • Course No. LIT-3-18-2009
  • Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Foreclosures – Do’s And Don'ts For Attorneys And Real Estate Brokers
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Mark
Real estate Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Mellor represented the opposing party in a real estate litigation matter. He handled himself with the highest professionalism."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgable and a zealous advocate. I recommend this Attorney without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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