Melissa Cardenas is an associate attorney at Shegerian & Associates, Inc., where she focuses her practice on Labor and Employment Law for employees. She previously represented defendant businesses and its employees in general liability, premises liability, security guard defense, personal injury litigation, and business litigation. In the past few years Ms. Cardenas has participated in obtaining millions of dollars in recoveries for her clients as well as multiple trials.
Ms. Cardenas graduated with honors and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 2009 and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern School of Law in 2012. While obtaining her law degree, Ms. Cardenas externed for the Attorney General’s office and successfully opposed a Pitchess Motion and participated in murder trials while interning at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Cardenas is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Cardenas is fluent in Spanish.