Mypractice is limited to labor and employment law. Throughout the last thirty years, I have represented both employers and employees in administrative proceedings and in state and federal courts in California. In doing so, I have received the highest rating for legal ability and ethics.
I believe myself to be a careful litigator who can offer you high quality, personal service at a reasonable price. My hourly fee is far less than attorneys having comparable experience at larger firms.
I have extensive litigation experience in the Los Angeles Superior Court and I have argued, researched and written briefs in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, and the California Supreme Court.
Collect copies of all necessary documents, and make an appointment, via phone or e-mail.
Sign Retainer Agreement
If you decide to retain me, we will need to sign a written retainer agreement. You will need to issue a check, in an agreed amount, for deposit into my client trust account. As this deposit is exhausted, and I invoice you, you will need to make payments to maintain that agreed amount in the client trust account at all times.
Throughout litigation, if any, you will need to fully cooperate by timely providing documents and answers to written discovery.
Melanie represented my company in a recent wage and hour trial. We got a defense jury verdict against multiple plaintiffs. Melanie is an outstanding attorney. She has shown dedication, knowledge and skill. We are extremely pleased with her services.
William Los Angeles, CA
Melanie has been our lawyer for several years. She came highly recommended by a colleague and I am grateful for the recommendation. She has exhibited a depth of knowledge, guiding us through complicated issues with patience and understanding. Running a small business in California presents many challenges and frustrations. Having Melanie in my corner gives me the confidence to enjoy my customers and employees as I know when problems arise, she will give the best legal advice available.
Shelley Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I hired Ms. Calvert for a wrongful termination matter. She has great communication skill, answered every question I had by email or phone in a timely manner. At all times Ms. Calvert kept me informed of the current status of the case. I highly recommend her services.
Bonnie City of Industry, CA