Rhonda H. Mehlman

Rhonda H. Mehlman

Rhonda H. Mehlman

Senior Counsel
Santa Ana, California
714-432-8700 (Ext. 353)

Rhonda Mehlman is a member of Hart King's litigation department. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mehlman served as the general counsel for a national restaurant chain.

Ms. Mehlman has extensive experience in general business litigation including; contract, real estate, partnership, insurance bad faith, fraud, trademark, and franchise disputes. Since she's been at Hart King, she has worked on a substantial number of mobile home and real estate disputes. She has also participated in the defense of professional liability cases, and is experience in arbitration and mediation. Ms. Mehlman regularly handles appeals to the California Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.

  • Obtained review by the California Supreme Court with directions to the Court of Appeal to vacate an order improperly entered.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a real estate fraud case where the Plaintiffs were claiming over $500,000 in damages.

Ms. Mehlman is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

Department: Litigation

Bar Admissions: California

Admitted to Practice: U.S. District Court Central District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education: University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1989 ; Law Review: Associate Editor, UCLA Law Review ; Law Journal: Federal Communications Law Journal

University de Paris III, La Nouvelle Sorbonne, Paris, France Education Abroad Program 1983-1984

University of California, Berkeley, California, B.A., 1985 Honors Students Society Member

Professional Associations and Memberships: State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, 1996 - 2000 Member Forum on Franchising

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, Member, 1996 - 2000