Overview

Mellissa Gallegos represents and advises California school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education in all education and employment law matters, including employee evaluation, discipline and dismissal, reasonable accommodation, interactive meetings, and restraining orders.  She also assists with Uniform Complaint investigations and responses; California Public Records Act responses; collective bargaining issues; and defending employers against allegations of discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Ms. Gallegos also has significant experience in conducting prompt, thorough, and effective investigations. 

While in law school, Ms. Gallegos was Networking Co-Chair and Co-President with La Raza de Loyola, Treasurer of the Immigration Law Society, and a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation. Ms. Gallegos also served as Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review. Ms. Gallegos was awarded scholarships from Loyola Law School, the Mexican American Bar Foundation, the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, and the Loyola Marymount Jesuit Community.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Gallegos has co-presented on topics such as sexual harassment, mandated reporting, and workplace investigations. She has spoken before an audience of over 400 staff and administrators at a district-wide meeting and has presented at ACSA (Association of California School Administrators) Personnel Academy.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Member

Education

J.D., Loyola Law School
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Clerkships

  • California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Admissions

  • 2015, California
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Languages

  • Ms. Gallegos is proficient in Spanish.
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