Melissa Lum | Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation | San Diego, CA

Melissa Lum

Melissa H. LumLocation: San Diego, California
Phone: 858-535-1511
Fax: 858-535-1581
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Melissa H. Lum is an Attorney with the Watkins Firm’s litigation and transactional departments, and has over 8 years of experience.  Ms. Lum’s litigation practice focuses on business disputes, including shareholder derivate actions, contract disputes, and employment defense matters.  Ms. Lum also handles limited real estate disputes, including easement and real property disputes between co-tenants.

Ms. Lum has successfully resolved numerous cases, and has a 100% win record in the Court of Appeal.  Ms. Lum’s transactional practice focuses on protecting local San Diego businesses from start up to exit, and includes advising her clients regarding business formation, investor issues, commercial leases, employment considerations and compliance, HIPAA compliance, and purchasing and selling their businesses.  Ms. Lum enjoys working with clients to help them minimize their risk while reaching their business goals, and takes a savvy, practical approach to business.


Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation (Shareholder Derivative Actions and Partnership Disputes)
  • Contract Disputes
  • Unfair Competition
  • Employment Litigation and Advisement (Sexual harassment; Discrimination; Wrongful termination and Retaliation)
  • Real Estate Disputes (Easement and Ownership disputes)
  • Business Start-up counseling (Corporations; Limited Liability Companies; Partnerships)
  • Contract Drafting (Bylaws; Operating, Shareholder, Employment, Service, Non-disclosure and Purchase Agreements)
  • Contract Review
  • Business Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2010


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor – 2008
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • B.A. – 2001
    • Major: Business Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego , Member, Community Outreach Committee Member
  • Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inns of Court, Associate
  • Junior League of San Diego, Member

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9915 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92131

Telephone: (858) 535-1511
Fax: (858) 535-1581