Nancy Abrolat is the founder of Abrolat Law pc. Ms. Abrolat began her legal practice in 1990 in employment law at the prestigious law firm of Paul, Hastings LLP where she received invaluable training and experience from the top defense attorneys in the country.
During her legal career, Ms. Abrolat has represented both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law, including class actions, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower claims and wage and hour violations. Ms. Abrolat is licensed to practice in front of all Courts in the State of California, as well as the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has developed a focus in jury trials and to that end, excelled in successfully completing the demanding Trial Advocacy Program sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Ms. Abrolat received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law in 1990, where she graduated magna cum laude. While there, based upon her academic achievement, she received an American Jurisprudence award, earned membership in the Order of the Coif and served as Associate Managing Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. Ms. Abrolat obtained her undergraduate degree from University of the Pacific, graduating in the top of her class.
Melvin is experienced. He has more than seven years of experience as an employment defense attorney. He was trained by the best and brightest employment defense lawyers in the United States. In that time, he diligently represented employers and management on more than 150 matters in a gamut of different industries including: film, television, music, amusement/resort, luxury hospitality, high fashion, restaurant, retail, refinery, finance, health care, construction, professional services, transportation, manufacturing, higher education, and real estate. Melvin knows employment law.
Melvin is a fighter. He believes in fundamental fairness. People are routinely abused and mistreated at work, mostly because employers and managers see their employees as powerless. Melvin will fight to return power to employees who have had it stripped away. He has witnessed, first-hand, the disastrous impact poor lawyering can have on a righteous claim. Melvin is ready to go to battle for you.
Melvin is a dreamer. He firmly believes that his calling in life is to use his talents and skills to make life better for other people. Melvin steps closer to his dream each day as he fights for justice for his clients.
Because prevention is the best medicine, Melvin regularly trains human resources professionals on the legal aspects of HR administration at California State University, Long Beach. He maintains that better-trained HR people, make for better treatment of employees. The best lawsuit is the one that never gets filed because the employer and management did the right thing. Melvin’s efforts continue to move the needle of justice.
Melvin is about family. He and his wife Lauren have a growing family. He enjoys music, movies, chess, basketball, USC Football, and spending quality time with his family.
Melvin is your advocate. His experience working at a variety of prestigious employment defense firms and Ivy League education have given him a unique perspective that he will use to help you. Melvin is proud and honored to be your bridge to justice.
California Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
B.A., Print Journalism, University of Southern California
J.D., Columbia Law School
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Board Member, National Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Presidential Award, National Bar Association
BESLA Achiever, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
Council of Legal Education Opportunity 40th Anniversary Scholarship Award
Employment and Labor Defense Attorney, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Employment Defense Attorney, Littler Mendelson PC
Employment Defense Attorney, Payne & Fears LLP
Pro Bono Activities/Bar Associations:
Past Polemarch of Irvine-Anaheim Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc (Back to Back Western Province Chapter of the Year)
John M. Langston Bar Association
National Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Santa Monica Bar Association
Ms. Dina Adham graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. At Boston, Ms. Adham was a finalist for the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition, with her brief earning a spot in the Top 10.
During her almost two decades of practice, Ms. Adham has gained extensive experience defending employer in a wide variety of industries. Ms. Adham started as an associate with Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey and then Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, working with discovery documents, settlement negotiations, drafting of motions, and preparing and arguing appellate briefs before the California Court of Appeal. Since then, she has worked with Warner Bros. Television and New Line Cinema in the department of Legal Affairs. In her role with Legal Affairs, Ms. Adham oversaw all aspects of production related to NEXT Entertainment reality shows, drafted agreements with various production members and negotiated and drafted participant contracts, and other production-related documents. Now, Ms. Adham is a private practice attorney and recently drafted, argued, and won a motion for summary judgement in the Central District. With her diverse experience in defense employment litigation, Ms. Adham has vast experience and knowledge to contribute to our team.