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Melanie J. Ely

Senior Counsel

(213) 576-5000
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Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Ventura County
1000 Town Center Drive
Suite 300
Oxnard, CA 93036

J.D., Ventura College of Law, 2010

B.A., Psychology, California State University, Northridge, 2001


James D. Loebl VCLA Public Service Award (2016)



Melanie J. Ely is Senior Counsel in the Ventura County office of GRSM and is a member of the Employment Law practice group.

Melanie has spent her entire career in defense litigation. She has represented skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, schools, doctors, dentists, nurses, and non-profit organizations against claims of medical malpractice, dependent/elder abuse, wrongful death, personal injury, and premises liability. She has also assisted companies of all sizes with litigation avoidance practices and counseling to avoid future litigation. 


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


  • State Bar of California

Community Involvement

  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
    • Ventura County Ambassador
    • Ventura County Advisory Board, Former Board Member