Melissa Gardner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-956-1000
Fax: 415-956-1008
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

Melissa Gardner is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Melissa was a semi-finalist in the Harvard Ames Moot Court Competition, as well as a Student Attorney with the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Melissa worked at Emery Celli Brinckherhoff & Abady, and also worked as a law clerk with South Brooklyn Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights and Government Benefits Unit.

Melissa served in the United States Peace Corps from 2005 to 2008, where she taught college students at Gansu Forestry College in Tianshui, China.

About Melissa Gardner

Admitted: 2013, California

Professional Webpage:


  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers, 2021; "Rising Star for Northern California," Super Lawyers, 2017-2021, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, "How the CCPA Relates to Other Existing Laws," Bar Association of San Francisco Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Conference, November 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice; American Bar Association; Bar Association of San Francisco; California Women Lawyers, District Governor (2018-present); Consumer Attorneys of California, Leadership Academy (2019); Ms. JD, Board of Directors (2015-2018); State Bar of California; State Bar of New York
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Office Location for Melissa Gardner

275 Battery Street
29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Last Updated: 1/20/2021

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