Melissa Saracyan is an associate at Masserman and Ducey. She concentrates in civil litigation defense, including premises liability, landlord-tenant habitability, and a wide variety of personal injury matters. She has extensive knowledge in most aspects of state court litigation, including pre-trial motions, written discovery, depositions and trial motions. Melissa has also successfully managed high-profile federal cases including bankruptcy and business matters.
Melissa completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. She has always been interested in political philosophy and the philosophy of law, which she further developed during her undergraduate studies. Melissa has a passion for human rights advocacy, particularly in areas of human trafficking and honor killings.
Melissa was admitted to the California Bar in 2016 after graduating from Southwestern Law School. While in law school, Melissa was a law clerk for civil litigation firms handling many matters including mass tort claims. She performed directed research for her professors in law school focusing on human rights abuses and international and comparative law. After passing the bar, she began practicing in business and international tax law. She has also drafted corporate documents including joint venture agreements and asset purchase agreements. Melissa has practiced international and domestic tax planning and tax representation.
Melissa enjoys playing tennis and hiking with her dog. She is also a novice photographer and videographer and volunteers her time to assist her friends with production design and cinematography on video and photo shoots.