Attorney Profile

In order to screen for actual or potential conflicts of interest, advance appointments are required. The hourly fee for the first appointment is $250.00.

Melanie A. Calvert

Melanie A. Calvert

Current Employment Positions:

Sole Practitioner


Areas Of Practice:

100% of Practice Devoted to Employment Litigation and Appeals (Defense) 


Bar Admissions: 

California, 1984
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1985
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1987
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996



The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, 1984 J.D.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1977 B.S., cum laude

Emory University Graduate School, Atlanta, GA 1979 – 1980


Representative Cases: 

Gooding v. Shearson Lehman (9th Cir. 1989) 878 F.2d 281

Chevlin v. Los Angles Community College District (1989)
212 Cal.App.3d 382

Kelly v. Methodist Hospital of South California (2000)
22 Cal. 4th 1108

Mercuro v. Superior Court (Countrywide Securities Corporation) (2002)
96 Cal. App. 4th 167


Honors and Awards:

Bar Register of Pre-eminent Attorneys, 1999 – 2002

One of Southern California’s Top Rated Attorneys (2015). Available, by invitation only, to the top 4.8% of attorneys, as rated by peers for ability and ethics.

Special Recognition Award from the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club (September 2014)