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Melissa M Chureau

Litigation Attorney at West Linn, OR

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Melissa

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Litigation for individuals and businesses, including employment, business, professional malpractice, personal injury and victim advocacy.

    22 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Employer advice and litigation.

    16 years

  3. Business
    Beneficial solutions for legal issues and litigation.

  4. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense and victim advocacy.

  5. Personal injury
    Arbitration and litigation.

    15 years

Melissa has over 8 years of experience in litigation and assisting individuals and businesses in distress. She is dedicated to providing sound legal advice, and devising beneficial and innovative solutions in difficult legal situations, with integrity and with results. And with over 100 cases tried successfully, Melissa Chureau provides the kind of strength and experience in advocacy clients should expect.


Melissa M Chureau
1914 Willamette Falls Drive, Suite 120
West Linn, OR, 97068

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Posted by Donna | November 9, 2010
Review of Melissa Chureau
Melissa Chureau expertly addressed communication from opposing counsel in defense of our company in a timely fashion. She was sensitive to the financial restraints of our company when deciding on a particular course of action. She demonstrated an outstanding ability to remain focused and on topic during 8 straight hours of difficult depositions for two days in a row. Melissa was able to explain the legal process to me, someone with no prior experience with lawsuits and courts, in a way that was easy to understand. She portrayed confidence and professionalism while dealing with opposing counsel under difficult circumstances. I highly recommend Melissa Chureau as a litigation specialist.
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Posted by Steve | June 29, 2010
Sharp, thorough and tenacious
Melissa did an excellent job with a very complicated set of facts. We couldn't have asked for better counsel on this matter.


  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kennedy Watts Arellano & Ricks LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2009


  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 2002
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Board Member, Development & Communications & Auction Committees
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future
  • Member, Law Offices Practice Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Classroom Law Project
  • Volunteer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Lewis and Clark Mentor Program
  • Mentor
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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  • Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law
  • The Barnett Paradox: Icarus’ Wings
  • 2002

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West Linn Litigation Lawyer Melissa M Chureau
Melissa M Chureau
Litigation Attorney
West Linn, OR
Licensed for 21 years