Melissa A. Dubbs
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
1300 Clay Street, Ste. 810
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (415) 357-4600
Fax: (415) 357-4605
Melissa A. Dubbs
Melissa A. Dubbs has 23 years of experience as a California litigator. Ms. Dubbs earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.
At Lafayette & Kumagai LLP, Ms. Dubbs’ practice includes all aspects of civil defense litigation, including employment litigation. Ms. Dubbs has trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts and has significant expertise in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, from simple contract disputes to complicated, multi-party litigation in diverse areas of substantive law, including class actions, unfair business practices/fraud and theft of trade secret matters, insurance coverage, professional liability and officer and director liability. Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Ms. Dubbs was Senior Attorney at Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP in San Francisco and at Selvin, Wraith and Halman in Oakland.
Ms. Dubbs is a member of the Insurance Law Subcommittee of the California State Bar, and is an active participant in the Federal Pro Bono Project and the Justice and Diversity Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Ms. Dubbs was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service by the Bar Association of San Francisco in 2011 and 2015.
Ms. Dubbs is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court for all Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.