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Frank E. Melton

Los Angeles

P 213-689-0404 F 213-689-0430


Frank E. Melton


Frank E. Melton is a principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in a wide variety of industries and sizes litigating claims involving discrimination, retaliation and harassment; wrongful discharge; wage and hour issues, including class actions; and trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and violation of restrictive covenants.

Frank also provides advice on day-to-day and compliance issues to employers, including matters involving employee terminations and disciplinary actions; leave of absence and disability accommodation issues; wage and hour, privacy and drug testing issues; and employment-related documents such as agreements, employee handbooks and policies.

He was a law clerk to the Honorable David V. Kenyon, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator John C. Danforth, with a focus on international trade and tax policy issues.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (2001-present)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyer" (2007-2017)
  • “Who's Who in LA Law," Los Angeles Business Journal (list of top 100 lawyers in Los Angeles) (October 2009)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • California Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
  • ProVisors
  • Stanford Law Society of Southern California, President (1988-1991)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Board of Directors
  • Sinai Temple, Board of Directors Member (1987-2000); Executive Committee (1991-1999); Labor & Employment Counsel (1986 - Present)
  • Wexner Heritage Foundation, Jewish community leaders program, Fellow (1997-1999)