The Honorable Melissa R. McCormick

Orange County Superior Court

Court Info

Orange County Superior Court, Department C13 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (657) 622–5213

Courtroom Rules


Appointed: July 16, 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown.

Prior Employment: Partner (2004-2015) and Associate (1997-2003), Irell & Manella LLP;
Law Clerk to Hon. Emilio M. Garza, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1996-
97); Law Clerk to Hon. Judith N. Keep, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the
Southern District of California (1995-96).

Education: J.D., 1995, UCLA School of Law (Editor, UCLA Law Review); B.A., 1992,
Stanford University (with Honors and University Distinction).


  • Juris Doctor from University of California, Los Angeles (1995)
  • B.A. from Stanford University (1992)


  • Attorney at Irell and Manella LLP
  • Law Clerk at Honorable Emilio Garza of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals