Melody L. Sequoia joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in 2021 as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Advocacy, the third semester of SCU’s Legal Analysis, Research and Writing program. Melody also teaches Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam, which focuses on developing the required skills for the essay and performance tests of the Bar Exam. Melody has also served as a faculty grader for the Honors Moot Court Internal Program and enjoys working with students to build confidence in their research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
Melody is the founder of the Sequoia Law Firm in Menlo Park, CA. Her practice focuses on plaintiff-side consumer protection litigation, including unfair and abusive business practices, FDCPA and Rosenthal Act violations, false advertising, credit reporting, and predatory lending. Prior to founding the Sequoia Law Firm, Melody began her professional career as a trial lawyer focusing on complex commercial litigation. She has successfully represented clients in both state and federal court and has experience in all phases of litigation, from initial case investigation to appeals.
Melody graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, Melody served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and a Vice President of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society. She served as a legal writing teaching assistant and received numerous writing awards. Melody also spent several semesters as a judicial extern in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Melody was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Palo Alto High School and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego. Outside of her work, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking and camping throughout the great state of California.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
B.S., Biology, University of California at San Diego
Areas of Specialization
Affiliations and Honors
State Bar of California
State Bar of Illinois
Multiple U.S. District Courts in the 7th and 9th Circuits
Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates
Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, San Mateo County Bar Association
Member, California Bar Association
Selected as a “Rising Star” in California and Illinois by Super Lawyers Magazine