MELISSA T. CURRIER

Melissa T. Currier, Associate

mcurrier@akk-law.com

T (916) 564-6100 ext. 205

F (916) 564-6263

Litigation Secretary: Sarah Kelly – Ext. 213

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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. She has appeared in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, as well as a number of trial courts within the Superior Court 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 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).

Significant Cases

  • Latronica v. Sutter County (2019) Sutter County Superior Court Case No. CVCS18-0001741 – Obtained voluntary dismissal after filing an Anti-SLAPP motion to the Complaint in its entirety
  • Broadnax v. Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (2017) Solano County Superior Court Case No. FC047914 – Obtained voluntary dismissal of FEHA employment racial harassment lawsuit after filing multiple motions to compel