MELISSA T. CURRIER

Melissa T. Currier, Associate

mcurrier@akk-law.com

T (916) 564-6100 ext. 205

F (916) 564-6263

Assistant: Sarah Kelly – Ext. 213

skelly@akk-law.com

Ms. Currier earned her Juris Doctorate with distinction from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in May 2017. She joined AKK as a law clerk awaiting Bar results and is now practicing as an associate. Ms. Currier is sharpening her skills in a variety of practice areas including employment, police liability, civil rights, and personal injury law and has appeared in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Her colleagues describe her as sharp and proactive, with a positive and unflappable demeanor.

During law school, Ms. Currier was a competing member of the Moot Court Honors Board. Her team competed nationally, winning best brief and best oralists in the regionals and coming in 6th place overall nationwide. Ms. Currier was also a writer and editor on the University of the Pacific Law Review. She was an Executive Board member of the Public Legal Service Society, through which she organized a charitable auction that raised approximately $50,000 for student scholarships. She also completed a full-time externship with the Honorable Judge Nunley in the Eastern District Court. Ms. Currier earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from San Francisco State University in 2011. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a graphic designer doing primarily freelance work.

A Sacramento native, Ms. Currier enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, baking, and trying new restaurants and breweries.

Publications

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: Cloud Seeding Governance in the United States and a Proposal for Federal Regulation, 48 U. Pac. L. Rev. 949 (2017).

Experience

December 2017 – Present

Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff LLP – Associate

September-November 2017

Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff LLP – Law Clerk

Spring 2017

California Bureau of Real Estate – Legal Intern

Fall 2016

Eastern District Court of California – Extern for the Honorable Judge Nunley

Summer 2016

California Attorney General’s Office, Employment and Administrative Mandate section – Certified Legal Intern

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with distinction (2017)

ALI-ABA Student Award for Scholarship and Leadership

Traynor Honor Society

Second Best Oralists, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition (2017)

Best Brief Award, New York City National Moot Court Competition, West Coast Region (2016)

Top Oralists Award, New York City National Moot Court Competition, West Coast Region (2016)

Winner, McGeorge 3rd Annual Negotiation Competition (2015)

University of the Pacific Law Review Writer and Editor

Public Legal Service Society Executive Board Member

Student Member, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court

Research Assistant to Prof. Michael Mireles

San Francisco State University, B.S. (2011)

Community Involvement

Volunteer Member, Sacramento County Bar Association “Shakers” Division (2018)

Volunteer Judge, Gordon D. Schaber High School Moot Court Competition, County of Sacramento Office of Education (2018)

Volunteer Mediator, California Lawyers for the Arts (2015)