The Nicolson Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Melissa M. Barcena to our West coast practice.

Melissa joins our Los Angeles office with a diverse civil litigation background. As a litigator, Melissa’s practice has included product liability, premises liability, commercial motor vehicle, construction defect, and catastrophic injury defense. Melissa has also served as counsel to foreign and domestic companies, both small and large with a focus on regulatory compliance. Melissa brings with her substantial experience in all aspects of litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation, with a track record of proven results.


Melissa is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where she also received her Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from the esteemed Straus Institute. Prior to law school, Melissa graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Melissa is a Los Angeles native and enjoys spending her free time outdoors with family and friends.