Melody L. Sequoia


Melody L. Sequoia established the Sequoia Law Firm with one objective: to advocate for the rights of consumers.  Today large corporations have more power than ever before.  Each day, countless individuals and businesses fall victim to a seller of goods and services, a debt collector, or another business that exploits its position to engage in deception, fraud, or other unfair practices.  The Sequoia Law Firm provides its clients with the practical legal solutions they need to achieve their personal and business goals in the current economic climate.

Prior to founding the Sequoia Law Firm, Melody began her professional career as a trial lawyer focusing on complex commercial litigation.  She has successfully represented clients in both state and federal court and has experience in all phases of litigation, from initial case investigation to appeals.  Melody was recently selected as a “Rising Star” in Illinois by  Super Lawyers Magazine.  She is licensed to practice law in both California and Illinois.

Melody graduated in the top 10% of her law school class at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  While in law school, Melody served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and a Vice President of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society.  She served as a legal writing teaching assistant and received numerous writing awards.   Melody also spent several semesters as a judicial extern in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  

Melody was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She attended Palo Alto High School and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree (B.S., Biology) from the University of California at San Diego.  Outside of her work, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking and camping throughout the great state of California. 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • San Mateo Bar Association

  • Santa Clara Bar Association

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals