Mel M.C. Cole practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, defending both large corporations and small businesses in lawsuits and agency claims, including class and collective actions, that involve :
Independent contractor misclassification
Employee wage and hour claims
Discrimination and profiling
Mel also routinely counsels clients on :
The proper handling of termination and discipline decisions
All other aspects of employee management
Mel’s practice is goal-oriented, working to get her clients what they want, whether it is to forge into new legal territory or resolve matters quickly. Mel works within the realities of the client’s business to help her clients manage and understand risk, and to achieve practical solutions efficiently.
During law school, she was an intern in the U.S. Department of Labor and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. She was also an extern for the Hon. Steven A. Brick, who presided over the Complex Civil Litigation Department of the Alameda County Superior Court.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2013