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Melissa's Background

Prior to co-founding Touchton & Weinberger LLP, Melissa worked for nearly 10 years at another Los Angeles criminal defense firm. Melissa attended Loyola Law School where she was on the International and Comparative Law Review, and she obtained her BA from American University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from the University Honors Program magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Melissa has a special interest in the constitutional issues related to government surveillance and cybercrime using new technologies.

PUBLISHED WORK

How to Apply Proposition 47’s Reclassification and Firearms Provisions, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (March 2015) (co-authored with Kelly C. Quinn)

Let’s Keep Attorney-Client Privilege, Daily Journal, Letter to the Editor (August 2014)

Expanding Application of People v. Hofsheier, California Defender Magazine (2009)

Extradition and Constitutional Rights: Time for Change, ABA White Collar Crime Newsletter (2007) (co-authored with Kelly C. Quinn)