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35 Years Helping People
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James J. Mele

Jennifer M. Mele

Areas of Specialty

Injuries & Deaths

Catastrophic Injuries
Wrongful Deaths
Brain Damage
Medical Malpractice
Doctor Malpractice
Hospital Malpractice
Kaiser Malpractice
Automobile Crashes
Truck & Big Rig Crashes
Motorcycle Crashes
Uninsured/Underinsured
Motorist
Pedestrian Injuries
Injuries to Children
Birth Injuries
Slip, Trip & Fall
Dog Bites & Attacks

Wills, Trusts &
Estates

Wills
Living Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Health Care Directives
Estates & Probate
Estate Planning
Elder Law

Business, Contract &
Real Estate Law &
Litigation

How We Have Helped

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 35 Years Helping People

JAMES J. MELE

James J. Mele was born and raised in Fresno and has a long connection with Fresno as both of his parents were born here, too.  He attended and graduated from Fresno High School in 1968.  While there, he was a successful competitive debater and speaker and Senior Class President.  Mr. Mele attended the University of California at Davis where he continued his competitive speaking and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric (Communication) in 1972.  After graduating from UC Davis, he attended San Joaquin College of Law and earned a Juris Doctor Degree in 1976, and became a member of the State Bar of California that year.

Mr. Mele has been in private practice since 1976 representing individuals, families, and businesses in Fresno and throughout California's Central Valley.  His practice is focused on helping people who have been injured or killed through no fault of their own as the result of medical malpractice, doctor malpractice, hospital malpractice, Kaiser malpractice, automobile crashes, truck and big rig crashes, motorcycle crashes, slip, trip and falls, and dog bites and attacks.  He has handled such cases involving catastrophic injuries, brain damage, pedestrian injuries, injuries to children, birth injuries, spinal injuries and paralysis.  He is an experienced trial attorney and successful negotiator.

Because of his experience and expertise, Mr. Mele has acted as a Judge Pro Tem for the Fresno County Superior Court handling pre-trial settlement conferences, particularly in cases of medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.  He also has acted as Mediator in medical malpractice and personal injury cases at the request of both sides.  Mr. Mele is often referred cases in these areas by other attorneys.

Mr. Mele has authored and presented lectures to other attorneys to teach them how to handle medical malpractice cases:  "Handling Medical Negligence Cases in California."

Mr. Mele's practice also focuses on helping families in planning, creating and executing estate plans, including wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, handling probate and other estates, other estate planning, and elder law.

Mr. Mele's practice also focuses on helping individuals and businesses with business, contracts, and real estate law and litigation.  He has lectured for the Chamber of Commerce and SCORE on the legal aspects of opening and operating a business.

JENNIFER M. MELE

Jennifer M. Mele was born and raised in Fresno.  She attended and graduated from Clovis West High School in 1997.  Ms. Mele attended the University of California at Davis where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication and Political Science in 2001.  After graduating from UC Davis, she worked in law offices in Sacramento and returned to Fresno to attend law school, during which she worked as a legal assistant.  Ms. Mele attended San Joaquin College of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 2010, and is a member of the State Bar of California.

   
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