Melvin N.A. Avanzado

Melvin N.A. Avanzado

The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property...
  • California
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Melvin N.A. Avanzado is the principal of The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC. Mel is a trial lawyer with decades of experience representing clients in complex disputes in entertainment, media, intellectual property, sports and employment. Mel also represents clients as outside general counsel. Mel has extensive experience practicing with big law firms but now practices in his own small firm so he has the ability to provide personalized service to his clients.

Mel is extensively involved in the his community, serving on boards of a number of organizations and with the Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Committee. Mel also informally advocates for a more diverse bench and counsels lawyers with judicial aspirations.

Mel earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1988. Mel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. Mel is an accomplished musician, playing violin and drums.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Media & First Amendment
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • Filipino: Spoken
Professional Experience
Principal
The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC
- Current
Partner
Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP
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Founding Partner
White O'Connor Curry & Avanzado
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Associate
Christensen White Miller Fink Jacobs Glaser & Shapiro
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Associate
Latham & Watkins LLP
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Education
University of California - Los Angeles
B.S. | Microbiology
University of Notre Dame
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Awards
Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation
Southern California Super Lawyers
Lawyer Advocate of the Year
Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGi)
Professional Associations
Apl.de.Ap Foundation International
Executive Committee
- Current
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles
Lifetime Member
- Current
Philippine American Bar Association
Lifetime Member, Board of Governors (2005-13)
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Asian Business Association
Board of Directors
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LACBA, Judicial Appointments Committee
Member
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PABA Foundation
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Asian / Pacific Bar of California
President
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LACBA, Committee on Diversity
Committee On Diversity (formerly Committee on Diversity in the Profession)
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Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
Lawyer Representative
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Certifications
Minority Business Enterprise
The Suppliers' Clearinghouse
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC
The Walnut Plaza
215 North Marengo Avenue, Third Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
Telephone: (310) 552-9300
Fax: (310) 388-5330