Melissa Nyman, Partner

Melissa Nyman, Partner

Melissa Nyman is a Partner of Nyman Turkish PC in the California office.  Melissa is a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients.  She specializes in advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals and assisting people with disabilities obtain Social Security Disability benefits.  Her experience includes bringing justice for her clients in a suit against the Detroit Metro Airport for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and current litigation against the American Bar Association for forcing her legally blind client to take the discriminatory LSAT examination, which requires test takers to draw pictures.  Melissa also maintains a thriving practice advocating for those in need of Social Security Disability benefits. She assists her clients in all stages of the Social Security Disability process, from filling out the initial application to advocating on their behalf at hearing.

Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  She achieved Honor Roll each semester and, because of her academic accomplishments, was invited to serve as an Editor on the Thomas Jefferson Law Review.  She interned for five semesters at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office where she developed a passion for advocating for victims of crimes.  Her primary practice involved narcotics and gang-related crimes.  She was recognized for her skills and advocacy when she was specially selected to work in the Appellate Division on a case against the Governor’s office based on clemency actions taken by Governor Schwarzenegger.

Prior to law school, Melissa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Melissa lives in Roseville, California with her husband Spencer.

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D.), Magna Cum Laude
  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (B.S., Business Administration)  
  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California  
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association (ABA)


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