Melissa A. Pestalozzi

Melissa A. Pestalozzi
Melissa A. Pestalozzi
Associate Attorney

Contact Info

Practice areas:
Business Structure & Transactions
Commercial Lending & Debt Collection
Commercial & Corporate Litigation
Design & Construction
Estate Planning & Successions
Insurance Defense
Professional Liability
Utilities: Energy & Telecommunications

Admitted to practice before:
All Louisiana State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Education:
BA, Public Relations, Nicholls State University
JD, cum laude, Southern University Law Center

Professional & Community Service:
Member, Community Action Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association/Louisiana Bar Foundation
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association, Baton Rouge
Member, Wex Malone American Inns of Court
Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Public Utility Section
Member, Women’s Energy Network–Southeast Louisiana Chapter
Ambassador, Club Blue, the Boys & Girls Club Young Professionals Organization
Member, Boys and Girls Club Steak & Stake Committee
Member, Belly Up with the Bar Fundraising Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member, Athletic Events Planning Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member, Easter Egg Hunt Planning Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member, Holiday Star Planning Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member, Bench Bar Planning Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association

Additionally:
Born in Tempe, Arizona, Melissa moved to Louisiana to play Division I soccer at Nicholls State University. During law school, Melissa was published in the Southern University Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, clerked for Long Law Firm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, and the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit for Judge Jewel E. Welch, Jr.  In 2017, Melissa was admitted to practice law in Louisiana and joined Long Law Firm as an associate attorney.