Melissa J. Roose, Partner

Phone: 702-805-5912

Melissa J. Roose is a partner in the Las Vegas office of Resnick & Louis, PC. She has represented clients throughout Nevada, California and Arizona from the pre-litigation claim stage through resolution via settlement or trial.

Melissa’s practice focuses on high liability exposure catastrophic loss cases involving significant bodily injury and wrongful death claims in accidents often involving tractor-trailers and/or motorcycles. Her business matters have included defending various corporate entities in claims involving property and groundwater contamination, diminution in value, and corresponding medical and health ailments as well as allegations of exposure to toxic chemicals in occupational hazard contexts. Melissa’s defense of property, business and landowners include individuals, employers and their employees, casinos and franchisors with a national presence and often involve matters with numerous negligence based claims and inadequate or lack of proper security and safety measures, among other things. Melissa also litigates professional liability matters including representing real estate brokers and agents (obtaining a defense verdict as second chair trial counsel) and appraisers throughout the administrative proceedings, to include before the Advisory Review Committee, and litigation. Melissa’s construction defect defense experience has included the defense of developers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in matters of complex class action litigation to single home cases. Further, Melissa also has extensive experience in SIU cases.

Melissa has handled18 years worth of trucking cases, her personal trucking clients include Knight and Swift. Her other trucking cases/clients have involved companies with small fleets (10-20) and sometimes just a company/business truck or two (without the high SIR so we’re retained by the carrier or TPA).

Melissa has successfully obtained dismissals of cases via pre-trial motions in both State and Federal Courts and has obtained excellent results while representing clients at mediation, arbitration and trial. She has represented clients at jury trials throughout the state of Nevada to include obtaining defense verdicts as lead counsel with no second chair.

  • J.D., Western State University College of Law
  • M.F.S, National University
  • B.S., University of Maryland - European Division

Professional Affiliations:
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund

Licenses & Admissions:
  • State Bar of Nevada (2001)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • State Bar of Arizona (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • State Bar of California (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

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