Melissa N. Megowan

Melissa N. Megowan

Melissa’s practice concentrates on trust and estate litigation and intellectual property matters.

Melissa received her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2019 with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. She was a member of the Startup Legal Garage at the UC Hastings Center for Innovation which provides Bay Area Startups with free legal services and she attended Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany for an International IP Program.

In 2009, She received her B.A. in Communications and Media Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before attending law school, Melissa worked in technology startups in Santa Barbara and Palo Alto and received Secret level government clearance for her work on Government contracts.

Melissa was born in Australia but grew up in the Bay Area, with family in Livermore, Oakland, and San Francisco. She currently resides in San Francisco with her beloved dog Milo.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. Communications and Media)
  • University of California, Hastings School of Law (Juris Doctor)