Passionate about the protection of constitutional rights, Melinda Gomez chose a career in Criminal Law because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Melinda believes “we are all more than the worst thing we have ever done,” and that everyone deserves the right to be treated fairly.
Melinda graduated college from Loyola Marymount University, where she played four years of NCAA Division 1 Basketball. After playing professionally in Spain, Melinda graduated Law School from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
During Law School, Melinda interned as a certified law student with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. While in Oregon, Melinda worked for the Department of Justice and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon, where she managed a juvenile delinquency case load.
As an attorney, Melinda represented incarcerated individuals on post-conviction matters at the nonprofit, Unite the People. There she connected with incarcerated individuals and their families to strategically petition the Courts for a reduced sentence.
Melinda also enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor, giving back to her community, and continues to play basketball to this day. Her lifelong competitive spirit transfers easily into the courtroom, where she will zealously fight for your best interests.