Director and Senior Counsel, West Coast office of the Alliance for Justice
Year Graduated: 2002
Melissa Mikesell serves as West Coast Director and Senior Counsel in the West Coast office of the Alliance for Justice (AFJ), a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Prior to joining AFJ, Ms. Mikesell worked as an attorney in the private sector where she advised more than 200 non-profit organizations, Political Action Committees, Ballot Measure Committees and candidates for federal, state, and local office on compliance with California and federal law governing advocacy and election activities. Ms. Mikesell has particular expertise in advising on California state and local lobbying laws.