Melinda W. Ebelhar
Education: Occidental College (B.A., Psychology/Theater, cum laude, 1979); University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 1983).
Admitted to: California and New York State Bars; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts in California.
Professional Experience: Benedon & Serlin, LLP (2015-present); Senior Counsel head of Law and Motion & Appellate Department, Collins Collins Muir & Stewart (2012-2015); Associate, Litchfield Cavo LLP (2005-2012); Associate, General Counsel’s Office, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (1995-2004); Associate, Lustig & Brown (1994-1995); Associate, LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas & Fesler (1984-1994).
Member: Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; Commissioner, California State Bar Appellate Law Advisory Commission, 2016-2020 term.
Recipient: Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers, in Appellate Law, 2014-2021; selected to the Top 100: 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers; selected to the Top 50: 2015-2020 Women Southern California Super Lawyers.