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About me

After working as a legal assistant and paralegal, I went to law school and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2000.  The first three years of my career were spent in a small boutique insurance defense firm in the Chicago Loop, where I defended high exposure claims involving commercial lines of insurance.  In 2003 I returned to the Pacific Northwest and have continued my career with Stamper Rubens, P.S.  My practice focuses on litigation in all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims, trade secrets violations, and wage disputes, as well as business contractual disputes, medical malpractice, and personal injury matters.


In my free time, I enjoy traveling, theater, movies, and concerts, and spending time with my family.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
    16 years
  2. Insurance: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($200/hour), contingent (30-40%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. Melody is an extremely knowledgable lawyer with amazing analytical skills and a palpable passion to advocate for her clients. I would gladly look to Melody for advice on any personal matters I might encounter, and often look to her for advice and direction on the current status of the law in her various areas of expertise.


    Dianne Rudman Probate Attorney
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  • Troy Young Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer. I had a case against Melody. I found her to be a great advocate for her client. She is ethical, well-prepared and very professional.


    Troy Nelson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

720 W Boone Ave Ste 200
Spokane, WA, 99201-2560


ILVoluntarily Inactive200005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Awards, Legal Drafting and Advanced Legal WritingCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/Chicago-Kent College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalStamper Rubens, P.S.2003 - Present
Associate AttorneyMoore, Maisel & Strickland2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research Institute chaptermember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Richey v. MetaXpert, et al.Settled
MacArthur Co./Systems Roofers Supply v. AppleArbitration award in favor of plaintiff
Jackson v. OakleySettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Challenging Admissibility -- Causation Evidence In Fibromyalgia Claims2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General meetingSocial Media in the WorkplaceN/A