Melissa Tong is an associate attorney of the firm and is working with the firm’s litigation and employment law departments.
In 2014, Ms. Tong graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in Philosophy and Pre-Law. She joined Neumiller & Beardslee in 2017 upon earning her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
While at McGeorge, Ms. Tong was selected to participate in the Sacramento County Bar
Association Diversity Program, became a member of the Traynor Honor Society, and graduated in the top 22% of her class. She also received the Witkin Award for Global Lawyering Skills II and the Dean’s Commendation in Commercial Law. Ms. Tong also participated in the Global Lawyering Skills II Oral Argument Competition and was named Top 16 Oral Advocate. In her last year of law school, Ms. Tong was selected to join McGeorge’s Moot Court Program, as an Oral Advocate, where she co-authored the Second Best Brief for the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition and was named Best Oralist Runner-Up for the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition.
Ms. Tong is a Stockton native. She graduated from Weston Ranch High School in 2010. She speaks fluent Spanish. Ms. Tong enjoys riding her Peloton bike, reading, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Tong was admitted to practice law in California in 2017. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of California and the Central District of California. Ms. Tong is a member of the Judge Consuelo M. Callahan American Inn of Court. Ms. Tong was selected as a Rising Star in 2020-2022 (no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor). Ms. Tong previously served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee for the San Joaquin County Bar Association. Currently, Ms. Tong sits on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.