Melissa Engle Recognized as Rising Star in 2021

Partner Melissa EngleMelissa Engle, a partner at White and Bright, LLP, has been named a 2021 San Diego Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ms. Engle has been recognized with this award; this repeated recognition serves as a testament to Engle's expertise and outstanding work ethic.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with the exception that the candidate must either be 40 years old or younger or have practiced for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named as Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named on the Rising Stars list. To be included as a Rising Star is an immense honor.

Engle's Expertise

In addition to her Rising Star status, Engle is rated AV® Preeminent™ through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest of Martindale-Hubbell's three levels of rating, and it serves as a sign of excellence in the legal field. Attorneys are evaluated by the judiciary and members of the bar from across the country.

Engle is a dedicated attorney with extensive experience in litigation. Her areas of expertise include real estate, business disputes, and employment law. Her clients admire her for her acute attention to detail and for the rigor with which she fights for and defends their rights. Engle takes it upon herself to ensure that each client's needs are met and expectations surpassed - she is well deserving of the many honors she has received.

Prior to working at White and Bright, Engle worked with two other boutique litigation firms in San Diego, where her practice focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on employment, intellectual property, and business matters. She started her legal career focused on personal injury lawsuits as well as both personal and business reorganizations through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. She also litigated various adversary proceedings on behalf of creditors. Engle currently lives in San Diego with her husband - a fellow employment law attorney - and their dog, Ted. In addition to practicing law, Engle serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she teaches multiple courses, including Legal Research and Civil Litigation.

White and Bright has been a North County San Diego-based law firm for more than 39 years, and attorneys such as Engle are bringing the firm into the future. Her discipline, drive, and determination help White and Bright maintain its status as a top law firm. Engle's capacity as a natural-born leader shines through in each of her endeavors; White and Bright is thrilled to have Engle lead its new generations of associates and mold them into the brilliant attorneys for which the firm has become known.