Melissa Yoest has spent the majority of her career in accounting, where she observed workers’ compensation claims from an employer’s viewpoint. As her career in accounting continued to develop, she worked with insurance companies by monitoring the life cycle of the workers’ compensation claims which ultimately affected the employer’s insurance costs. When she was admitted to the bar, she chose to pursue her career as an attorney specifically in workers’ compensation law, where she started at Mullen & Filippi.
Melissa received her law degree from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento in 2018. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from California State University, Chico. Prior to becoming a member of the State Bar in 2022, Melissa continued her studies and obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi.
One of my passions is traveling. I believe experiencing other cultures is vital for the development of a well-rounded individual. By understanding different values and beliefs, one can incorporate those views and apply them to their lives. These experiences can help shape the individual.