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I was referred to Melody Rissell Leonard by my Estate attorney and another Employment attorney(who only represented employers) for some time critical help with some employment documents. Rissell law was extremely responsive and I was able to schedule a preliminary consult (no charge) immediately and then a very expedient and cost effective 30 minute session with Melody. When we connected she had already thoroughly reviewed the documents I had submitted and was prepared with suggested edits and a strategy to close it out. She's thorough, experienced and empathetic. I will certainly go back if Im ever in a similar situation.

Brian CAttorney

“Melody handled my case with a sense of urgency, professionalism, and personal attention that was refreshing. At every step of the process, she was conscientious and fair. Ms. Rissell did a great job of informing me of my rights and possible outcomes for my situation, and answered my questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Melody for employees who need a voice.”

Samuel W.Attorney

“Melody was extremely professional , courteous, and very knowledgable!! You can tell immediately that she really cares for her clients. She communicated with me often and always made sure she knew exactly what I wanted, to make sure we were on the same page. She really took the time to listen and I always felt heard. Melody always had my best interest in mind every step of the way. She’s very sharp and made sure I was happy with the final outcome of my case. She was very pleasant and very easy to get along with. Melody represented me when no one would. She’s the kind of person who will fight the good fight b/c of an unjust situation. I highly recommend Melody Rissell! You will not be disappointed.”

Mallu M.Attorney

“Clear communication with care. I highly recommend Melody! She provided quality information and is very knowledgeable and thorough. I appreciated her honest and easy to follow approach and I felt comfortable and heard as a client. I would refer her to anyone seeking employment law advice in California!”

Jacob W.Attorney

“The firm has been excellent in its handling of my case. Professional, thorough, responsive, and prudent, has allowed me to lower my stress level knowing that I’m in good hands.”

Barnaby G.Attorney

“It was a pleasure working with Melody. She’s professional, friendly, and really cares for her clients. She was very responsive and took the time to make sure all questions were answered to meet my legal needs.”

Cerissa G.Attorney

“Melody is great, responsible and professional lawyer. She helped me in my case very much and everything was done in very high professional level. Melody was honest, helpful and explained everything clearly to me. I would recommend this lawyer to everyone! Thank you so much for your help!”

Heba S.Attorney

“Melody reviewed my severance package with 100% satisfaction. She was timely in communications and forthright with thoughts. She recommended several verbiage changes which the company agreed to…wouldn’t hesitate to work with Melody again!”

Matt N.Attorney

“I contacted Melody in regards to an entertainment management contract. She is hands down the best attorney I have met with. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable when it came to re-negotiating the terms. She’s extremely professional, polite, and efficient. We were able to complete and revise what needed to be done within 24 hours. She gave me the best advice with the whole process and communicated clearly in laymans terms everything that needed to be changed. I highly recommend using her for any sort of Entertainment or employment contracts or even just for advice! Thanks Melody!”

Courtney C.Attorney
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