Melissa Bobrow is a criminal defense trial attorney and the principal and owner of the Law Office of Melissa Bobrow. San Diego’s legal community has recognized Melissa as a Criminal Defense Super Lawyer. She is dedicated to defending the Constitution by defending her clients’ rights. Melissa is not afraid to go to trial. Melissa has obtained not guilty verdicts on multiple charges in multiple trials, multiple dismissals of charges after trial, dismissal of Great Bodily Injury enhancement on directed verdict during trial, and dismissal of charges prior to trial.
Ms. Bobrow is originally from New York, but has called San Diego home for the past 15 years. She enjoys live sports and stand-up comedy.
Real Estate Fraud
Gun and Weapons Related Offenses
3 strikes cases
Obstruction of Justice
DUI – alcohol and drugs
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Board of Directors
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - White-Collar, 4th Amendment, and Women in Criminal Defense Committees
Federal Bar Association
2020: Super Lawyers - Criminal Defense, San Diego (awarded to only 5% of attorneys) Ms. Bobrow was selected for inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers based on anonymous peer nominations and evaluations, combined with third party research.
2015 - 2019: Super Lawyers Rising Star - Criminal Defense, San Diego (awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys)
2014: California Western School of Law Alumni Association Rising Star Award - first ever recipient of this award
2014: Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal
2014: Top Attorneys - Finalist, Criminal Law, San Diego Daily Transcript
2012 - 2013: Top Attorneys - Semifinalist, Criminal Law, San Diego Daily Transcript
2012: San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association Thomas Adler Scholarship recipient, to attend National Criminal Defense College
Federal versus State court – Federal Bar Association
Prisoners’ Rights Pro Bono panel – Federal Bar Association
Voir Dire/Jury De-Selection – Lawyers Club of San Diego
Federal and state drug laws, procedures and issues – Americans for Safe Access, Legal Cannabis Institute
Grass Ceiling: Medical Marijuana and Employment Law, American Bar Association, Employment Law and Litigation Newsletter
California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2007
State University of New York - Albany, Bachelor of Arts., Psychology, 2003