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Atty. Melvin N.A. Avanzado, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA


BIG FIRM EXPERIENCE?SMALL FIRM SERVICEŽMelvin N.A. Avanzado is the principal of The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC. Mel is a trial lawyer with decades of experience representing clients in complex disputes in entertainment, media, intellectual property, sports and employment. Mel also represents clients as outside general counsel. Mel has extensive experience practicing with big law firms but now practices in his own small firm so he has the ability to provide personalized service to his clients. Mel is extensively involved in the his community, serving on boards of a number of organizations and with the Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Committee. Mel also informally advocates for a more diverse bench and counsels lawyers with judicial aspirations. Mel earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1988. Mel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. Mel is an accomplished musician, playing violin and drums. View More ?

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination



University of California - Los Angeles
B.S. | Microbiology
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University of Notre Dame
Honors: cum laude
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32 years of experience


The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC
The Walnut Plaza
215 North Marengo Avenue, Third Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Telephone: (310) 552-9300
Fax: (310) 388-5330