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Melissa T. Currier

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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 practices in a variety of areas including labor and employment, police liability, civil rights, and personal injury law. Ms. Currier 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.

Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Police Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury Law

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Past Positions

  • Honorable Judge Nunley in the Eastern District Court, Extern


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctorate – 05/2017
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors Board
    • Law Review: University of the Pacific Law Review, Writer and editor
  • San Francisco State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 2011
    • Major: Graphic Design

Pro-Bono Activities

  • McGeorge Advocacy Board Member (2021)
  • California Lawyers for the Arts Advisory Panel Member (2018-2021)
  • Volunteer Justice for the Gordon D. Schaber Moot Court Competition (2018-2020)

Published Works

  • 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)

Representative Cases

  • Beltran v. Superior Court of California (2021) Tehama County Superior Court Case No. 20CI-000017
  • Todd v. City of Colfax (2021) Placer County Superior Court Case No. S-CV-0044255
  • Palacios v. City of Healdsburg (2020) Sonoma County Superior Court Case No. SCV-264673
  • Parks v. City of Nevada City (2019) Nevada County Superior Court Case No. CU19-083769
  • Latronica v. Sutter County (2019) Sutter County Superior Court Case No. CVCS18-0001741
  • Scott v. Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District (2019) 34-2019-00252845
  • Cooks v. Superior Court of California (2018) Amador County Superior Court Case No. 17-CVC-10015
  • Broadnax v. Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (2017) Solano County Superior Court Case No. FC047914