Melissa San Angelo’s litigation practice includes general civil matters including business disputes, employment law, insurance defense, and the defense of liability claims against health care facilities and providers. She has experience representing clients in employment matters, including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment claims. She has handled various insurance defense matters, including wrongful death and personal injury cases. Melissa also assists growing businesses with business formation and workplace employment matters, such as the review and modification of employee handbooks.

Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, Melissa clerked for the Honorable Sarah R. Simmons and the Honorable Richard E. Gordon of the Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County. She also spent four and a half years in private practice in Southern California.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • Pima County Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

  • Presenter, “Community Service – the Key Ingredient to Every Career Stage,” ignite520 | Tucson Young Professionals Leadership Conference (2022)
  • Co-Author, Arizona Business Law Deskbook, chapter on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (2019 – current)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Elder Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2021 – 2023)

Community Involvement

  • Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association (Past President, 2019 – 2020)
  • Tucson Young Professionals (Board of Directors, 2021 – Current)
  • Startup Tucson (Mentor, 2022 – Present)

Legal Updates & Firm News

Aug 18, 2022 Press Release

36 Gust Rosenfeld Attorneys Recognized By The Best Lawyers In America® 2023

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Jan 31, 2022 General

Gust Rosenfeld Adds Two Capital Members and Elects Two to Partnership

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