Melissa Ingleby focuses her practice in the areas of real estate litigation, commercial, insurance defense litigation primarily consisting of premises liability matters, and personal injury. As to commercial litigation, Melissa has handled highly sophisticated matters involving transactional law and professional liability.
Melissa has litigated cases before Nevada state and federal courts. Her varied background provides her with the ability to quickly analyze legal and factual issues, identify strategies that will advance the client's position, and properly position matters for trial and appeal.
In order to achieve a client’s goals, Melissa will often engage in early assessment and negotiations to resolve disputes. If an early resolution is not possible, Melissa is also an aggressive adversary with an established record of success.
Melissa prides herself on her responsiveness, the thoroughness and quality of her work product, and her ability to provide clients with highly personalized service.
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Jacksonville State University, M.S., 2002
Berry College, B.S., 2000
Areas of Focus
Prior to joining the Law Office of Vernon Nelson, Melissa worked for the firm that argued the landmark case SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 75, 334 P.3d 402 (Sept. 18, 2014). She has extensive experience representing purchasers who bid on properties at homeowners’ association foreclosure auctions in quiet title and declaratory relief claims against lenders, and knowledge of issues related to NRS Chapter 116.
Throughout her career, Melissa has handled numerous commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions and injunctive matters, and she has litigated matters involving various businesses. She has formed corporations and LLC entities in Nevada. Melissa has litigated a range of business matters involving contracts, and collections.
Melissa has advised and defended a wide of variety of professionals, including real estate professionals and design professionals.
Melissa handles claims through carefully conceived resolution plans designed to end in outcomes that adhere to prescribed guidelines. She understands that clients prefer quick and cost-effective solutions to complex and potentially protracted liability cases. She does her best to accelerate turnaround through procedural dismissals, substantive dismissals, successful tenders and negotiated settlements.
Before pursuing her career in the law, Melissa was a personal injury paralegal in Las Vegas, where she gained a unique perspective of the law. As an attorney, she has handled several motor vehicle accidents matters.
Allicia received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2003 and graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California in May 2009. She is admitted to practice law in the states of California and Nevada as well as the federal district courts located in the Southern District of California and the District of Nevada.
Upon her graduation from law school Allicia worked as part of the team in two large debt collection law firms in San Diego, California that had a client portfolio that included large national financial institutions and well-known debt buying entities. Since January 2011 Allicia has served as general counsel for multiple collection agencies in the state of Nevada and worked as creditors counsel in federal court consumer actions. Allicia is also well versed in the use of the legal process to collect both consumer and commercial debts including obtaining a judgment and judgment enforcement.
Allicia keeps an attentive hand on the pulse of collection industry regulatory developments, debt collection compliance and the impact of the CFPB, FTC and other regulators that determine material changes in the industry. This allows her to provide her clients with insight into developing legal strategies as well as interpreting legislation and rulings that affect how to mitigate risk in the collection industry and the creation of policies and procedures that address consumer complaints.
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