Melissa is a Bay-Area-based attorney and mediator with a decade of legal experience. She is passionate about helping her clients navigate the legal system and protecting their rights. As a skilled negotiator, she genuinely enjoys working with people to find solutions to difficult problems. In addition to handling litigation matters, she also provides mediation services to those clients looking to avoid the stress and high cost of litigation.
Melissa graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. While in law school, she interned with the Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco assisting the attorneys with legal research and working on cases involving environmental regulations and policy matters. Melissa received a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy with a minor in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
Ms. Polk formerly worked as a Senior Associate Attorney at Beck Law Group, PC in Santa Rosa. While at the firm, she focused primarily on family law and civil litigation cases.
Melissa is committed to giving back to the local Bay Area community, which she continues to demonstrate in the following ways:
Representing pro bono clients through the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Volunteering at the Alameda County Bar Association's Dissolution Clinic.
Being a member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the San Francisco Bar Association.
Being an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the California State Bar.
Serving as an attorney on the family law panel for the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Associationís lawyer referral programs.
Being a volunteer mediator with the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading, traveling, exploring new restaurants with friends and spending time with her husband and two kids.