Melissa D. Ippolito

Of Counsel
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • General Liability & Casualty
  • Construction
  • Toxic Tort
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Defense
  • Product Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9261
Fax: 415.434.1370
University University of Arizona, B.S., 2002 studied abroad at Scuola Lorenzo De'Medici in Florence, Italy; Litigation Certificate Program; Phi Delta Phi; Student Bar Association Judiciary Committee
Law SchoolGolden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 2005; Woman's Law Association; attended Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar taught by the Honorable Antonin Scalia in Nice, France
Admitted2005, California; U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada


Melissa Ippolito has practiced litigation defense for nearly nine years, specializing in personal injury, catastrophic injury, premises liability, products liability, construction defect, automobile liability, rental car liability, toxic tort, and defense of insureds and self-insured business entities. She has also performed transactional work on a pro bono basis in the technology field, negotiating contracts related to Internet gaming.

In her previous firm, Melissa oversaw the management of firm personnel and resources in addition to business development and technology assets. She acted as liaison with clients and insurers regarding case management and litigation strategy. Melissa gained experience as a Certified Legal Intern at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office in the Sexual Assault Division and the Preliminary Hearing Unit, second-chairing a multiple felony sexual assault trial. She also had a ruling in her favor affirmed on appeal while a clerk at the District Attorney's office.


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Melissa D. Ippolito

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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