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J.D., with great distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, English, California State University, Fresno
Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, Business Succession Planning
Melissa handles estate and succession planning, trust administration and probate matters, from simple to complex. Melissa provides a full range of estate planning services including wills, living trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance health care directives. As part of her practice, Melissa also assists clients with reaching their estate and gift planning goals by implementing wealth transfer strategies through the use of life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and various other types of irrevocable trusts and legal entities.
Melissa enjoys working with her clients and making sure they are comfortable with the process, whether it be planning their own estate, or administering the estate of a deceased loved one.
Melissa grew up in Hanford, California, and graduated from Hanford Joint Union High School. Outside the office, Melissa loves traveling to the central coast and mountains with her husband, gardening, and reading.