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MELISSA HUGHES is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  Ms. Hughes handles a wide variety of matters for Firm clientele in the following practice areas: employment, landlord – tenant, and personal injury.  In addition, Ms. Hughes provides pre-litigation advice and counseling to clients regarding best practices and statutory compliance.  Prior to joining Tharpe & Howell, Ms. Hughes gained trial, arbitration and mediation experience as an Associate for a boutique business litigation firm where she focused her practice on partnership and contractual disputes.

Practice Areas


J.D. (Equivalent), University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, 2013
Masters in English and American Business Law, and Masters in International Business Law, University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, 2015
Master of Laws, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

U.S. District Court - Central District of California


French (Fluent)

Spanish (Written)

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