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Senior Associate

T: 619-231-1661

F: 619-236-9271

Melissa Mixer has been a litigation and trial lawyer since graduating from law school in 1993. She joined the Hughes & Nunn team in 1996 and is our most senior associate.

Ms. Mixer has spent her tenure at Hughes & Nunn practicing complex insurance litigation including bad faith defense of insurers, agent liability and third party defense, as well as providing coverage advice. Ms. Mixer has further experience in general litigation including matters involving maritime law, contract disputes, and consumer litigation. 

Ms. Mixer is an astute legal writer. She has a talent for organization and attention to detail. She is able to gather, organize and summarize vast amounts of information and then present it in an accessible format. Melissa also has an aptitude for strategic thinking. She is able to accurately evaluate potential obstacles and avoid them for our clients. These skills have proven instrumental in litigating our complex case load.

In the courtroom, Ms. Mixer is articulate, poised and experienced. She is a tremendous asset to our firm, and of course, to our clients.


Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage, Agent Liability, Admiralty Law, Product Liability, Construction Defect.


USD School of Law (JD 1993)

Smith College (BA 1988)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All California State Courts

California Federal Dist. Courts -

Southern and Central

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


San Diego Defense Lawyers

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego Chapter of the Smith College Alumnae Assoc.

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