Melissa Price Matovich
Cell Phone: (408) 482-4389
Southwestern University School of Law, 1990
California State University, Long Beach 1987
BA, English Literature
Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & Claffey, San Jose, CA 2014 - Present
Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez, San Jose, CA 2011 - 2014
Managing attorney of the San Jose branch of nationwide insurance defense firm.
Matovich & McLean, San Jose, CA 2004 - 2011
Founding partner of a California Insurance defense law firm with offices in Sacramento, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose & Glendale. Actively defended insurance companies, third party administrators & self-insured employers against workers' compensation claims.
Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Popalardo, San Jose, Ca 2001-2004
Managing attorney/Associate attorney
Responsible for initial start-up, subsequent development & day-to-day management of a nine attorney, thirteen staff regional office of this state-wide insurance defense law firm. Activeley practicing workers' compensation and employment law for cases venued in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose & Salinas.
Armstrong & North, San Jose, CA 1996 - 2001
Handled litigated workers' compensation & employment cases. Prepared and filed multiple appeals before the California Court of Appeals and California State Supreme Court.
Law Offices of Joseph J. D'Andre. San Jose, CA 1994 - 1996
Handled caseload of 150 litigated workers' compensation cases at this small boutique workers' compensation defense firm.
Kegel, Tobin & Truce, Long Beach, CA 1990 - 1994
Handled caseload of litigated workers' compensation cases at this large Southern California firm and obtained eight "Take Nothing" awards following trial.
Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, 2003
Honorary Co-Chairman to the Silicon Valley Business Advisory Council, 2002 - 2003
President, South Bay Industrial Claims Association, 1997 - 1999
Moot Court Honors Program, 1990
American Jurisprudence Award, Appellate Advocacy, 1990
Admitted to California State Bar, 1990