Melissa Gardner

Melissa Gardner


Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Recognized since 2021

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Melissa Gardner is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Melissa was a semi-finalist in the Harvard Ames Moot Court Competition, as well as a Student Attorney with the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and South Brooklyn Legal Services.

Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Melissa worked at Emery Celli Brinckherhoff & Abady and at South Brooklyn Legal Services, where she assisted with the Workers’ Rights and Government Benefits Unit.

Melissa served in the United States Peace Corps from 2005 to 2008, where she taught college students at Gansu Forestry College in Tianshui, China.

Location

  • 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111

Education

  • Harvard University, J.D., graduated 2011

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • New York, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2013

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • “Ones to Watch,” Best Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • “Rising Star for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2017 – 2022

Publications

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