Melissa H. Lum, Esq.

Senior Associate Attorney

About 

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Melissa Lum is a seasoned litigation attorney whose practice focuses on prosecuting and defending will and trust contests and claims for undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty, and financial elder abuse. Ms. Lum is committed to vigorously representing her clients and helping them to feel more in control of the situation through diligent communication, education, and strategy. Ms. Lum is results-oriented and strives to help clients resolve their legal issues effectively and efficiently.

Ms. Lum holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of Santa Barbara, California, and Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Probate Attorneys of San Diego, and Junior League of San Diego.  

Outside of the office, Ms. Lum enjoys hiking, HIIT workouts, and almost any outdoor activity that allows her to take in the San Diego sunshine.  She is also passionate about supporting her local community through volunteerism, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, and advancing women in leadership.

AWARDS

2021 and 2023 San Diego Business Journal's  "Women of Influence in the Law" award which celebrates female trailblazers in law by highlighting their careers and accomplishments within the San Diego community.

2019 The San Diego Business Journal's "Leaders in Law" award which recognizes outstanding legal professionals for their leadership and accomplishments in the San Diego county law community.

Our Reviews

Nunya B.
Former Client
"Professional attorneys who are attentive and sympathetic to my issues and very knowledgeable about trust discrepancy and concerns."
Ray F.
Former Client
"Merrianne and her team helped me work through developing a solid estate plan and trust plan, providing me with knowledge to help with decision making and unravel the complexities."
Anji Taylor
Former Client
"Merrianne is knowledgeable, compassionate, communicative and was incredibly effective at driving the process to remove the former power-of-attorney holder from a position of abusive authority and control."