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Jesse Melendrez

Workers compensation Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.8   29 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    California - CA 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jesse

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Born and raised in Southern California, Jesse Melendrez graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a Bachelors of the Arts studying Psychology and Political Science. During college, he was a part of a small team of researchers that studied the relationship between short term memory and creative thought. The findings of this study achieved publication.

Compelled by his desire to assist meritorious causes to achieve greater results, Jesse Melendrez attended Rutgers School of Law in New Jersey. There he studied under several of the brightest minds in the forefront of their respective fields of law. He learned the importance of effective representation by assisting individuals in legal clinics in matters ranging from protecting victims of domestic violence to estate planning. He learned the importance and gravity of proper trial preparation and implementation through the thorough trial programs at Rutgers, interning for the OC District Attorney, and interning for Judge Hillman of the United States District Court.

During law school, Jesse Melendrez earned the title of Notes Editor with the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. This experience further sharpened his research and writing abilities which assist him to this day in his career.

After earning his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Jesse Melendrez passed both the California and Washington State Bar Exams. Having graduated law school in 2008 at only 25 years old, Jesse Melendrez has the benefit of almost a decade of legal experience to support in the representation of his clients.

Since then, he has represented some of the largest Credit Unions in the United States. A privilege and responsibility that he takes seriously. In addition, he has represented clients in workers’ compensation matters since 2009. He is a member of several bar associations, both local and national. Whenever practical, he loves to travel, explore new environments, experience music and witness the beauty that the world has to offer.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020
Client's Choice
2021 2020

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Location

Law Office of Jesse Melendrez

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennie | March 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nurse
Thank you so much for such outstanding work, I do appreciate your support, you were such a comfort at all times, you gave me the confidence I needed in some situations (new for me), you kept me focused and positive at all times. More importantly, I do appreciate very much that you treated me as a friend and not as a client. You did such a wonderful job in all aspects of the proceedings. I've been passing your name to my dear co-worker (in case they get injured).
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Posted by Jonathan | March 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Jesse and his team went above and beyond and didn’t let the workers compensation walk on me they made sure they got them to accept liability for my injuries. Also throughout my whole case any time I had a question or if I had even asked it already Jesse and his team made it feel comfortable to reach out and ask them without making you feel any kind of uncomfortable or even feel like you are annoying. They are extremely professional and I genuinely got the feeling that my case was not just about the money but that they were legitimately focused on getting me treatment for my injuries and getting me back to being 100% over the money so if you want a workers comp lawyer that will go above and beyond and make you feel appreciated I highly recommend Jesse and his team.Thanks again guys.
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Posted by Israel | February 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great experience
Jesse was very hands ones with my case he was very responsive when ever I had any questions or concerns, definitely will recommend him
Posted by Caren | January 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Needed Guidance
I contacted Jesse Malendrez for guidance since I had been treated badly by my employer and the at the clinic my employer sent me too. I was treated as if I was not injured and was demoted. Once I explained my situation to Jesse, he advised me of my rights and made me feel as ease. Going forward to the hearing he fought for me and made sure I was treated as a person with dignity and didn’t allow the company lawyer to minimize my injury as they had from the beginning. Jesse won my law suit and allowed me to finally find peace so I could move forward. Thanks again Jesse! I truly appreciate everything you did for me.
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Posted by Kate | November 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive Advocate
Jesse Melendrez handled my worker's compensation case with commendable patience, professionalism, and expertise. Attempting to navigate the worker’s comp system and cope with an injury was overwhelming and I feel fortunate to have found an advocate in Jesse. Over the course of 3 years he and his helpful staff patiently walked me through each step of the process, which ultimately led to a favorable resolution. Communication was excellent and consistent. From our first conversation Jesse always took the time to listen and provide his honest assessment. If you're in need of a worker's compensation advocate, I wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Posted by Autumn | October 3, 2023
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Helped where I was ignored!
I had a workplace injury, a common theme with the workload I had and about 8 months of being injured with few doctor appointments and a set number of PT that ran out the first three weeks, I was sent to do another job and flat out ignored as it caused me sharp pain and no one was willing to listen and change my work limits in a timely manner. If I left, I’d be blamed. If I kept working at their rate, my injury would get worse so I turned to Jesse who’d been recommended and for good reason. He was quickly reaching out, getting into contact with those that had been ignoring me and I received better attention and care though if I’d sought his help sooner, might’ve gotten better doctors. Even if I couldn’t reach him directly, it was only a day or two before I’d hear back from him or the team who was equally useful and attentive. I’m not sure how well things ended since I wanted to finish it all and move on but there’s no doubt he was willing to fight and be heard where his clients are ignored. Very thankful he took my case and managed a settlement!
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Posted by Gregory | April 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
True professional
Was patient and constant communication which was very helpful. I would recommend Mr.Melendrez to anyone who needs a workman’s comp lawyer and I recommend you be patient as he will with you. I appreciate your time and effort and please thank your team you have for the outstanding job they did as well.
Posted by Anne | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jesse Melendrez is Top Notch!!! One of the Best Attorneys in California!!!
I was very pleased with the way Jesse Melendrez represented me in my worker’s compensation case. I was previously represented by PLBSH Law Offices of Perona Langer Beck Serbian and Harrison attorney who did not do anything for me and caused so much frustration and major delays. They never returned calls or emails and gave no updates at all. They did not respond timely to court documents and it almost cost me. I hired Jesse Melendrez Law Office and he had to clean up their mess they made. He is great at responding and communicating either if it’s a phone call or by email. He will have his assistant return your call if he can’t speak to you but will never leave you hanging. He’s is very knowledgeable in worker’s compensation law and very professional, has good attitude, good listener and truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend Jesse Melendrez ESQ to anyone looking for representation in worker’s compensation case. You will be pleased with Jesse Melendrez representation! He will fight for you!!! Thank you Jesse for your help with my case!!!
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Posted by Sam | May 21, 2021
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Very helpful and professional!
Mr. Melendrez helped close a very difficult case where the insurance company threw many obstacles to prevent and deny my pay and treatment. He went to work to ensure I have my treatment and pay that I was owed despite how horrible the insurance company was. He was always responsive and kept me in the loop regarding my case. I would recommend Mr. Melendrez and his team!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2021
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Amazing and extremely knowledgeable in his work.
Jesse was able to do alot more than I would have guessed for my case. He was also very responsive, polite, and came across as very confident and established in his work.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Informative, Diligent, Personable & Thorough Attorney !!!
Mr. Melendrez is an amazing attorney who took his time thoroughly educating me and executing my case. Super patient and professional and knows what he’s doing to achieve the best results for his clients. I was happy with the outcome of my case.
Posted by R.R | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp
Jesse is superb! Very knowledgeable and will fight every step of the way to make sure his clients are satisfied. Communication was was absolutely a ZERO issue. HIGHLY HIGHLY Recommended!! Please do not hesitate to call him when in search of a true professional!!
Posted by Barbara | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Broker International Court Mediator
I used Jesse for a workmen’s compensation case. The injury and change to my life was unbelievable. I am 73 and starting all over again. Due to Jesse’s skill and professionalism in every way: I was able to start all over. His honesty, reliability and dependability surpasses expectations. He cares about me as a human being. I awaken with confidence knowing an attorney who truly has integrity. I am grateful he represented me. What a difference his hard work made for me. He will for you as well.
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Posted by Tiffany | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No office visit required
I hired Melendez Law Office to represent me in my workers comp case in 5/2018. Jesse Melendrez helped me to the end of my claim, June 2020. During the 2 years working with him and his staff I never needed to visit the law office in person. Jesse and his team made it easy to communicate with the office by phone, email and/or text messages. Him and his staff were very professional, carrying and knowledgeable about the law. They did their best to helped me understand the processe step by step and were their for me! The best of all is that Jesse did make sure I got the best doctor's care for my injuries and physical therapy care in my area. l would recommend Melendrez Law Office to a friend or family member dealing with a worker's compensation case. Thank you Jesse for the help!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
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Difficult situation made easier
Initially, I didn't think I needed an attorney for my Workers Compensation case, but I was wrong. I felt as if I was being abused by the insurance company and I wasn't going anywhere to close my case or to get the treatments that I needed. I was at a stand still. Jesse had simplified the procedure for me and made sure that I my care and treatment were handled in a timely manner. I don't think I could have made it out with my sanity still intact without Jesse's presence. He answered all my questions with clarity and at a level that I could understand. I did not just speak insurance or work comp jargon, but broke down the legal procedures in a way that is reassuring. He is understanding and compassionate about his field and his clients. At least that is how I felt. I did not have to wait days to hear from him. If you need someone knowledgeable in the field of Jesse's expertise, please give him a call. Thanks Jesse for all your help!
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Posted by Raymond | May 15, 2020
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Worker’s compensation
Jesse is a great lawyer and person. Helped me with all the information at all times with my case. And helped make my case less stressful by explaining all the details to where I could understand and and feel confident. He stuck with me all the way to the end of my case and checked up on me after...He is a really great lawyer/Person. I truly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2020
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Outstanding!
Was attentive. Did everything to expedite case. Jesse made sure to keep me updated on all aspects of the case. Well prepared, neet, and organized. Very personable .
Posted by prentis | April 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Workers comp review
Working with mr Jesse Melendrez has been an awesome experience , jesse and his staff are very professional , organized and prompt I can't tell you how pleased I am with there service any questions I had, calls I made, where return and answered in a timely manner I would definitely use his service again and I'd recommend anybody friends family ect.
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Posted by Loretta | April 23, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
I would definitely recommend Jesse Melinda service he and his staff were polite friendly and always kept me informed with what was happening with my Case. Jesse melendez office was recommended to me by a friend and I am glad there office was recommended I also would recommend it to you if you are reading this review
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with the service
Unfortunately needing a lawyer is never a good thing. I was in need of a lawyer for an injury that happened at work over 2 years ago. I am definitely glad that I had Jesse on my side. I would definitely recommend him to my family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-15%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Jesse Melendrez
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mehr & Associates
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Extern
  • The Chambers of the Hon. Noel Hillman
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Dubois, Sheehan, Hamilton & Levin
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Workers Compensation Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2023
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Top 25 Workers' Compensation Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • Top 25 Workers Compensation Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
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Publications

  • Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • Notes Editor
  • 2008
  • Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • Notes Editor
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (7)
Endorse Jesse
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I'm happy to be the first to comment about Mr. Melendrez as a lawyer. We worked together on several matters, and attorneys, judges, and clients know he has a big heart. I know Mr. Melendrez is one of the most dedicated lawyers you can find in Southern California. If he had a catch phrase, it should probably say something amazing, but he is much too humble."
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Newport Beach Workers compensation Lawyer Jesse Melendrez
Jesse Melendrez
Workers compensation Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available