Peer Reviews

I worked in the same legal community with Melanie for three years in the Coachella Valley, CA (she as a private, and I was a public defender). I must say that Melanie commands respect and attention from both the bench and opposing counsel when she enters the court. She is highly regarded for her intelligence and legal knowledge, and has a natural compassion and sympathy for her clients’ circumstances. You can not go wrong when choosing Mel as your legal representative.

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Raymond Wood, Criminal Defense Attorney in Vallejo, CA

 

I’ve known Attorney Roe for over 20 years. I have never met an attorney who is more committed to her clients than she is. Not only does she seek the best result possible from a legal standpoint, but she is also concerned with how best to support her clients in avoiding legal trouble in the future. She sees clients as people with problems, not just as cases. I heartily recommend her.

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ross Mitchell, in West Newton, MA

 

I endorse Melanie Roe. I have been consistently impressed with her skill and presentation. Ms. Roe is very knowledgeable and experienced. She continuously and zealously advocates for her client’s rights and interests. Ms. Roe is known, and well-respected by district attorneys, defense attorneys, and judges. She also has a kind heart, and is very pleasant to interact with.

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Marty Miller, Criminal Defense Attorney in Murrieta, CA

 

I am a local attorney who has practiced law for the past 19 years. I have known Melanie Roe for over a decade. I first met Melanie Roe when she was working for the Public Defender’s Office in Riverside County. Although attorneys employed by the Public Defender’s Office have an extremely busy case load and are generally overworked and underpaid, Melanie Roe would always devote the necessary time in order to properly investigate and prepare her cases. Melanie Roe vigorously represents all of her clients and although some of cases would be resolved by negotiated plea, more often than not – Melanie would litigate a case at trial and receive favorable results. There is no doubt that Melanie Roe is a seasoned defense attorney, always focused on getting the best results for her clients. In my opinion, Melanie Roe is one of the top 10 trial lawyers in Riverside County. Accordingly, I Respectfully endorse Melanie Roe.

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Ruben Sanchez, in Indio, CA

 

I have known Melanie for over 10 years as both a friend and a colleague. She is an extremely competent and experienced criminal defense attorney. She has handled virtually every kind of criminal case and her clients have had the benefit of one of the finest attorneys I know.

Relationship: Friend

Geoffrey Yaryan, Criminal Defense Attorney in Indian Wells, CA

 

Client Reviews

The Best Caring Lawyer For Any Case

Melanie Roe is the Best at what she does. Her attention to detail and knowledge of what is needed for each case is undeniably better than other lawyers I’ve encountered in the court room. Melanie CARES about every client and pours her heart into her work . She is the most aggressive and forth-right attorney in the courtroom. Her honesty and reliability have impressed the judges in the courtrooms across Riverside County. All in All Melanie Roe is the Best Lawyer for any person who wants their case handled properly and with care .

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Excellent
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
  • I hired Melanie 6-12 months ago.
  • Melanie handled my Criminal Defense matter
  • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.
Eric, a Criminal Defense Client

 

Respectable, Respectful, Extremely Helpful, Intelligent, and Effective Lawyer

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Excellent
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
  • I hired Melanie 6-12 months ago.
  • Melanie handled my Criminal Defense matter
  • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

Got my case dismissed in a very quick and painless fashion. She is as close to a miracle worker as it gets, thank you, Ms. Roe.

a Criminal Defense Client

 

A True Guardian Angel

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Excellent
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
  • I hired Melanie 1-3 years ago.
  • Melanie handled my Criminal Defense matter
  • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

I was charged with two counts of child molestation by the government when I was accused of inappropriate touching while at my job one day which was a year before the charges where filed against me. After three and a half years of this nightmare hanging over my head Melanie Roe fought the case for me and paid strict attention to every small detail even planning an appeal for me before the trial began when the government violated my constitutional right to a speedy trial. She stood with me in court even though she had to cancel her vacation plans due to the fact of the government always wanting continuances and the courthouse having a hard time having to find a room to have the trial in. She was very professional and a true defender of my rights in and out of the courtroom. She persuaded the jury that the government failed to prove the false accusations I was criminally charged with and they returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on both counts. If you are ever accused of a crime or know a loved one that has been accused do not ever go talk to the police even when asked by them. They are not looking out for you or will give you the benefit of the doubt at all. First go talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney, preferably Melanie Roe; and she will fight her hardest to see that you or a loved one are treated fairly by a system that is too often willing to overlook your individual rights for the easiest way to convict and add more meat for the criminal justice system grinder.

by J, a Criminal Defense client, 9 months ago

 

Quality Attorney Quality Results

Ms. Roe has represented many of our mutual clients throughout the years. She is thorough in her practice of law and always goes the extra mile for her clients. Her experience in the courtroom is second to none and she is always ready for a challenge no matter the circumstances of the case.

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Excellent
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
Michael, a Criminal Defense client

 

Dynamite Attorney who truly cared about our case.

Attorney Melanie Roe was highly recommended to us as a Defense Atty. Our Son was charged with a violent felony. We found Ms. Roe to be caring and compassionate, while at the same time, an expert in the law. We were truly in awe at what a commanding presence she was in the Court room. She is very professional, thorough, confident and well respected by her colleagues. She truly examined our Sons case and determined the proper strategy. We were more than satisfied with the outcome. We would definitely use her services again.

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Excellent
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
Judy, a Violent Crime client

 

The way to go

I hired Melanie, because I knew I needed the best attorney out there.Melanie’s presence in court is amazing.She assures you that your really in good hands. Her presence and stature in court gets every persons attention so you know the jurors are hearing every bit of defense that is presented to them. She doesn’t leave any stone unturned.I know she put every effort into my case.Every allegation was brought out and proven to be lies.I was looking at a life case and after going to trial, majority of the jurors were in my favor. As a result, the District Attorney’s office dismissed all charges.If you want your life back, Melanie Roe is the way to go.

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Excellent
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
a Criminal Defense client

 

I can finally move on with my life with no dui charges on my record what a blessing

After being arrested for a DUI and given a refusal I lost my license for a whole year and knew that I was innocent and I knew I didn’t want this on my record especially because I am going to school for criminal justice and it would just be hard to find a job in this field. Melanie was refered to me by another lawyer in Los Angeles and he said that the Kennedy and Roe firm was the best in Riverside county and I cant tell you how right that he was. Melanie was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what she was doing and how she was going to do this. Essentially I wanted to take my case to trial because I knew I was innocent and I knew melanie could prove this, however I knew going to trial was going to take alot of time out of school and work so Melanie was able to find a better solution and get me a plea bargain that I was very satisfied with. I went from having a Dui refusal to pleading guilty to a dry wreckless and she got the dui erased from my record completely. I had to pay $320 in total in fines and I washed my hands of the whole thing. It really felt great having an attorney with so much knowledge and confidence in herself and in her client. I now have a chance to move on with my life school and put all of this behind me. Thank you so much, Melanie. You and your firm kept your word and fought for me the way you said that you would and thats a quality you dont find very often theese days.

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Good
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
Jenica, a DUI client

 

THE MAGNIFICENT LAWYER

Melanie Roe was a very hard working and focused person in my case,she also did what it took in my opinion to be labled as one of the best lawyers in the Coachella Valley area Ms Roe will always be my 1st choice in recommending anyone seeking legal representation or counsultation.

  • Overall rating: Excellent
  • Trustworthy: Excellent
  • Responsive: Excellent
  • Knowledgeable: Excellent
  • Kept me informed: Good
  • I recommend Melanie Roe.
a Banking client