Meet the Faculty

Study Abroad Faculty

Melinda Gomez

Adjunct Professor of Law

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Melinda Gomez is the managing associate at Hughes & Hughes. Ms. Gomez was born and raised in San Jose, California.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of California in Davis, California. While at UC Davis she was actively involved in local non-profits assisting survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with various legal issues.

She later earned her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2009 where she received the 2007 Public Interest Scholarship from the California Bar Association for her continued volunteer work.
She worked with Amnesty International in their Stop Violence Against Women Project. Upon graduating from law school she was awarded the Center for Children’s Rights Certificate, Trial and Appellate Practice Certificate, and Criminal Law Certificate due to her courses and active participation in the schools Trial Advocacy Honors Board.

Professor Gomez is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, and continues to assist in advocacy and policy development for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering for the 49ers, going on hikes, and spending time with family and friends.

Memberships/Organizations

  • California Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association – Pro Bono Committee
  • Human Options – Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinics – Volunteer Attorney
  • Lavender Bar Association
  • Project Hope Alliance