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Advice & Counseling


"Everything but" litigation . . . .

Employee Contracts and Work Outs

Company Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Workforce harassment and discrimination training 

Counselling on how to investigate employee complaints and how/when to discipline and terminate an employee 

Responding to agency charges and audits 

Pre-litigation Mediation and other informal resolution

Defending Employment Litigation in California

State and Federal Court  

Arbitration (JAMS, AAA, ADR, Private) 

California Court of Appeals 

California Supreme Court 

Department of Labor hearings

Responding to FEHA and EEOC charges

Mediations and other forms of informal resolution

          Ross & Silverman LLP is a boutique employment law firm based in Los Angeles, California.  Founding partners Melanie Ross and Lora Silverman each have over 25 years of experience representing California businesses and management exclusively in employment law matters.  


          Lora Silverman provides employers with innovative, preventative strategies that minimize risk, with a goal of reaching a positive outcome in the workplace when disputes first arise or are initiated by employees, administrative agencies or attorney demand letters. She also serves as a mediator to assist parties in resolving employment law disputes.


          Melanie Ross defends and litigates cases in state and federal civil court, private arbitration and in the Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court.  For clients who find themselves defendants in employment law cases, Melanie provides an individualized, focused and aggressive defense. 

Meet Our Team 

Small But Mighty 

Experienced, Resourceful, Successful


Melanie Ross, Esq.

Melanie has been defending companies, managers and employees in employment litigation since 1990.  She has represented clients in  numerous jury trials, arbitrations and mediations.  Through creative strategy, thorough investigations and focused depositions, Ms. Ross has been successful in mediation, summary judgement and trials time and time again.


Lora Silverman, Esq.

Lora has been advising and counselling company owners,


managers, human resource professionals and general


counsel, including Fortune 500 companies, in all types of


employment law matters since 1991.  Her expertise spans


numerous issues including disability leaves,


discrimination and harassment, RIFs, internal


investigations, wage and hour audits, representation at


DOL hearings and in response to other agency charges,


and mediation in high risk cases before a lawsuit is  filed.

Ross & Silverman LLP is AV  Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given.

Melanie Ross is 2018-2019 Who's Who Top Attorneys in North America.

Ross & Silverman LLP is also 100% Women Owned and Certified by NWBA and NWBENC and can help your company meet its' vendor diversity requirements.



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Contact Us

You can contact Melanie or Lora by telephone at (310) 551-0909 or by email at or

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