About Norton & Melnik

At Norton & Melnik, APC, the business of our clients is our core business.

For more than 30 years, we have zealously represented our clients with their litigation and transactional needs in such diverse industries and businesses as building products, amusement parks, churches and other places of worship, gyms, senior and convalescent care centers, nursing homes, schools, bars and restaurants, retail stores, commercial farms, sports and recreation centers, stadiums, professional golf, automotive, theater, marine and watercraft, firearms, commercial real estate, as well as individuals in their homes and vehicles.

As a full-service civil law firm, our lawyers litigate, but we also serve in the role of general counsel for our clients and provide a wide variety of specialty services for numerous private companies as well as act as counsel to individuals and businesses on a project-by-project basis. Over the years, we have evolved to deliver a diverse range of legal services for our clients to help private companies and individuals reach their litigation and business objectives.

Our experienced attorneys practice across the state in our Los Angeles, Bay Area and San Diego offices, allowing us to conveniently serve our clients throughout California.

Our attorneys take pride in our history of unparalleled experience, expertise and efficiency in serving our clients in California, throughout the United Sates and even internationally and we look forward to continuing our tradition in service to our clients wherever they have needs that we can, and will, meet.

We are client-focused, solution-oriented and committed to our clients’ success. We are efficient and effective.  Our experience and skill lead to swift resolution and sound results.

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Our History

Founded in 1991, Norton & Melnik, APC, has developed a focused litigation practice. From a well-established foundation of knowledge and understanding of our clients’ business interests the Firm assists clients with litigation challenges in all facets of their business and operations. With years of trial experience, the Firm’s lawyers are able to analyze and effectively convey the nuances of complex legal and factual issues to state and federal court judges and juries, mediators and arbitration panels throughout California.

Our Culture

We are a diverse group of professionals who operate collectively towards a single goal—providing our clients with top-tier legal service. We do what it takes to professionally achieve results, relentlessly without waiver.


We recognize that everyone’s actions impact the environment. It is our policy to act as a responsible citizen in all of our business decisions and actions. We pledge and are committed to using our best efforts to advance sustainable practices in our office environment.

Our Philosophy

Our many years of legal experience in the courtroom are coupled with innovative and creative thinking and business-focused problem solving to reach the best solutions for our clients. We remain on the cutting-edge of legal developments, taking the time to study, track, and prepare our client’s cases as well as anticipate adversary arguments that could potentially impact our clients. In every matter that we handle, we strive to find the most efficient, effective, and optimum strategy to win and to advance and achieve our clients’ objectives


Norton & Melnik, APC, emphasizes the hiring, retaining, promoting, sponsoring and mentoring of women, black, brown, Asian and indigenous persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently abled individuals.

Community Service

We are privileged to give back to our community and believe it is our responsibility to do so. Whether it is through providing free legal advice, Pro Bono services, volunteering our time or donating funds to charitable organizations, it is our goal to leave our community in a better place than we found it.