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Melissa-Simas

Senior Paralegal

Melissa joined S&A in 2020 as the firm’s Senior Paralegal. She brings her vast experience in licensing and regulatory matters to the firm, having dedicated herself for 20 years to helping licensed professionals at a larger Southern California law firm. She is well-versed in administrative law and professional licensing law, including the California Administrative Procedure Act, and various licensing practice acts, having worked on hundreds of contested cases. She continues to pursue her passion of assisting clients, especially veterinarians, comply with the legal requirements of their licensing boards, including premises inspections and audits, license investigations, applications, and discipline, and related legal issues. She is an invaluable resource to our team and its clients.

Originally from Utah, Ms. Armstrong moved to Southern California in 2000 where she met her husband. She is the proud mother of a beautiful daughter who plays water polo, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys live music and being outdoors. Melissa loves baseball and takes every opportunity she can to support her favorite team, the New York Mets.

Melissa supports S&A’s legal team statewide and works in our San Luis Obispo Office and covers our Southern California practice.