Melissa San Angelo’s litigation practice includes general civil matters, 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. Outside of litigation, she assists clients with business formation and advises on workplace practices.

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
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association (President, 2019-2020)
  • Tucson Young Professionals (Board of Directors, 2021-Current)

Presentations & Publications

  • 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 (2021-2022)

Legal Updates & Firm News

Jan 14,2022 Legal Alerts

Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of OSHA Vaccination Mandate

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Sep 20,2021 Legal Alerts

Arizona Minimum Wage Set to Increase on January 1, 2022

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