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Joseph M. Mellano

Associate Attorney

Location: San Diego
Phone: (619) 696-9500 (Ext. 126)
Direct: (619) 546-9931
Fax: (619) 615-5290
Email: [email protected]

Joseph Mellano is an associate attorney in the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Mellano’s practice focuses on business, corporate, financial services and securities litigation and arbitrations.

Mr. Mellano received his BA from Brown University in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship.  While attending Brown, he was a four-year, NCAA Division I, varsity baseball letterman. Before attending law school, he was a substitute math and science teacher for multiple school districts in San Diego County and a volunteer baseball coach.

He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2015 with certificates of concentration in both business and corporate law, and criminal litigation. During his time at USD, Mr. Mellano received numerous scholarships and awards for his leadership and academic achievement, including the 2014 Alec Cory Endowed Scholarship and a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Corporations. He was also a Constitutional Law and Tort Law Teaching Fellow, a member of the USD’s Appellate Moot Court Executive Board and National Competition Team, and the Chief Student Comments Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal. Before joining Shustak Reynolds & Partners, Mr. Mellano was an associate attorney at Fleming PC, a boutique litigation firm in San Diego.

When not working tirelessly on behalf of the firm’s clients, Mr. Mellano enjoys watching and playing baseball, improving his golf game, and running reasonable distances at a leisurely pace. In addition to his work for the firm, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the USD School of Law, where he instructs students competing in appellate moot court national competitions.




Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court