Attorney Heather A. Melone is the Senior Associate Attorney at Murphy Jones APC. Heather was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara (“UCSB”) in 1997 with a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating from UCSB, Heather joined the United States Peace Corps and spent three years volunteering in Thailand as a teacher trainer focused on environmental education, rural child health, and English as a second language. Heather was also able to secure grant funding to build various community development projects such as a community library, community gardens, and bathrooms/handwashing stations at various schools.
After returning to Southern California in 2000, Heather was determined to find a job in the legal field and was quickly offered a job as a legal assistant for Steigerwalt & Associates, a criminal defense law firm. Heather continued her full-time employment with Steigerwalt & Associates while earning her Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law in 2005 and passed the California Bar examination on her first attempt in 2006.
For the next thirteen years, Heather practiced in the criminal defense field and developed a robust set of trial advocacy skills which she now employs on behalf of professional license defense clients. Heather’s exceptional trial skills, and devotion to helping good people through bad situations, makes her a prized addition to the Murphy Jones APC team and a zealous advocate on behalf of our clients!
In her spare time, Heather enjoys travelling, reading, cooking, windsurfing, hiking, beach activities, and spending quality time with her husband Justin and their 2 sons.