Melissa Nyman is a Partner in the California office of Nyman Turkish PC. Melissa is a passionate and zealous advocate for her clients who specializes in advocacy for the rights of disabled individuals. Some of her most notable experience includes bringing justice for her clients in a suit against the Detroit Metro Airport for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and litigation against the Law School Admission Council for forcing her legally-blind clients to take the Logic section of their Law School Admission Test (LSAT) examination, which requires test takers to draw pictures and utilize diagrams. 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 the 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 crime victims. 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, and their two daughters.
- Achieved justice for clients in a suit against the Detroit Metro Airport for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Litigated against the Law School Admission Council for forcing legally-blind clients to take the logic section of their Law School Admission Test (LSAT) examination (a test that requires test takers to draw pictures and utilize diagrams).
- 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 District Court, Eastern District of California
- United States District Court, Northern District of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- Supreme Court of the United States
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
- Sacramento County Bar Association
- The American Bar Association (ABA)