Melissa A. Wurster

Melissa Wurster joined Nielsen Katibah LLP in 2020. Ms. Wurster has over 20 years of experience in all phases of litigation and has successfully represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout California and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Her practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and appeals. Ms. Wurster has significant experience in real estate litigation and has represented subcontractors and material suppliers in construction defect actions, as well as individuals and companies in commercial lease disputes, quiet title actions, land use matters and eminent domain.

Her business litigation practice includes corporate and partnership disputes, breach of contract and unfair business practices.


  • Education:

    • J.D. - University of Southern California School of Law, 1998
    • B.A. - University of Southern California, 1995

  • Bar Admissions:

    • State Bar of California
    • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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