Melissa A. Agnetti


Ms. Agnetti’s defective drug and medical device practice primarily focuses on personal injury and mass tort litigation, including pharmaceutical product liability.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Agnetti clerked for the City Attorney’s Office of Torrance, California. While there, she prepared and drafted various pleadings and motions for all stages of civil litigation and criminal prosecution, as well as helped to draft an ordinance for the city’s police department. She worked as a legal aid volunteer for the Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic, providing production business and legal affairs services for independent films, which included drafting client engagement letters, location agreements and script clearance reports. She also assisted in drafting an amicus curiae brief, under the supervision of advising attorneys, for the National Institute for Military Justice, petitioning the United States Supreme Court for writ of certiorari in Ortiz v. United States.

  • Bar Admissions


    United States District Court, Central District of California

  • Education

    Southwestern Law School, J.D.

    Fordham University, B.A.

  • Publications

    When the Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few: How Logic Clearly Dictates the First Amendment’s Use as a Defense to Copyright Infringement Claims in Fan-Made Works, 45 SW. L. Rev. 115 (2016).