Melissa draws upon more than 30 years of legal experience to resolve a variety of civil litigation matters including construction defect, all types of personal injury, landlord tenant and habitability matters. A part-time private mediator, arbitrator, and special master since 2010, she made the decision in 2016 to follow her passion and transitioned to full-time neutral work. She volunteered as an arbitrator, mediator and settlement judge for local courts before embarking on her private mediation practice and has served as a judge pro tem and settlement officer for the Sacramento County Superior Court for over two decades.
As an Arbitrator and a Referee, she has earned a reputation for being neutral, flexible, and thoroughly prepared and prides herself in managing an efficient hearing and allowing everyone to feel heard and respected.
As a Mediator, Melissa’s friendly demeanor, combined with her direct and persistent approach, provides a sound foundation for the candid dialogue required to achieve resolution. She has the insight and experience to efficiently identify issues and discern on a case-by-case basis how to get parties engaged to bring about resolution. Her goal is “to bring to the negotiation table a distinct set of problem-solving skills that will assist the parties in resolving their disputes on their terms so that they can get back to what they care about most in their lives – their families, their businesses, their passions.”
In her spare time, she enjoys music, gardening, reading, and skiing, and keeping current on political and cultural issues.
"Ms. Aliotti was tremendous (as always). We didn't resolve at the mediation, but she stuck with it and the case resolved the next week. I will definitely use her again and recommend her to my colleagues."
- Attorney on an Insurance Subrogation case
"I want to thank [her] for [her] skillful leadership of my mediation. From the beginning [she] set the tone with diplomacy and professionalism while creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere."
- Client on a Real Property Transaction Dispute
"Melissa Aliotti is a seasoned litigator who has what it takes to resolve litigation disputes, both big and small. She brings to the table a sharp legal mind, a tremendous work ethic, and the ability to bring litigants together to settle their disputes. I recommend Melissa for your mediation needs without reservation."
- Civil Litigation Attorney
"We encountered professionalism all along the way, with an excellent result. Thank you!!"
- Attorney on a Construction Defects case
"Ms. Aliotti is always great to work with. She is prepared, personable, effective, and communicates great throughout the process. My clients were very impressed as well. "
- Personal Injury Slip & Fall case
"Melissa worked well working with me to explain the risks and costs of litigation. We were well satisfied with the mediation.
- Attorney on a Premises Liability Case
"Ms. Aliotti was able to facilitate a complex and unusual sidewalk trip and fall lawsuit. She worked tirelessly for hours to bring the parties together. She has my recommendation, with five stars!"
- Attorney on a Slip & Fall case
"Ms. Aliotti was professional, courteous, prompt, and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a mediator and look forward to having her serve as a mediator in future cases."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto case
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