Attorney Kenneth Meleyco
Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer Assisting the Victims of Stockton &
the Bay Area
Ken Meleyco was born in Heidelberg, Germany. He grew up in England and
finished high school in Marin County, California. He attended the University
of Nevada at Reno and Fresno State College. He graduated in 1973 from
the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school
he worked in various attorney offices. Until he became an attorney he
worked in numerous fields: food preparation services, construction work,
disc jockey, factory work, gas station attendant, etc. His background
helps him understand your position.
A History of Success
After law school, Ken worked as a prosecutor in the San Joaquin County
District Attorney’s Office for seven (7) years. During that time,
he prosecuted numerous murder cases. In 1978, he successfully prosecuted
a death penalty case in San Joaquin County.
After leaving the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office,
Ken practiced in several areas. In 1980, he was appointed special prosecutor
on a case involving the Nuestra Familia crime gang. He prosecuted the
longest trial in San Joaquin County, lasting one year and one day, against
four (4) leaders of the gang resulting in numerous murder convictions.
In 1992, Ken began focusing exclusively on representing victims in personal
injury cases. He has tried numerous civil cases to verdict in the last
thirty (30) years. In the last several years, his primary focus has been
on representing victims of sexual abuse.
People who have suffered catastrophic injuries deserve the absolute best
representation and Ken Meleyco, along with his team, strive to provide
that. The results speak for themselves.
Contact us today to speak to a skilled Stockton personal injury attorney.
Committed to Helping Victims
Sexual abuse cases are often very difficult to win because of a number
of factors. Only with careful, skillful preparation of the entire case
is there any likelihood of a favorable result. Ken has been trying trials
before juries for over 40 years. Without a track record that demonstrates
the willingness to take a case all the way through trial, and the ability
to win at trial, insurance companies will rarely make reasonable offers
to settle out of court. Ken’s philosophy is that it is necessary
that each case be prepared vigorously, with the assumption that every
case could go to trial.
Ken Meleyco is absolutely committed to seeking justice and obtaining fair
compensation for the children and families he represents. Initial consultations
are always free of charge. If Ken accepts your case, attorney fees are
on a contingency basis. Fees are owed only if you win, and are based on
a percentage of the money recovered.
The insurance companies that defend molestation cases are willing to spend
virtually unlimited amounts of money on high-priced lawyers and expert
witnesses to defeat justice. They would rather spend two dollars to defeat
a case than pay one dollar in settlement. They are ruthless. Only can
an aggressive and skilled attorney willing to take on insurance companies,
large corporations, or conservative Judges, will justice occur. Ken commits
all of the resources necessary to keep the playing field level, even if
it means spending $100,000.00 or more to prepare the case as strongly
as possible. Few lawyers do what is necessary.
Compassionate & Effective Service
The final, and perhaps most important, aspect of commitment to clients
is compassion. Someone who is molested will have issues for life –
which will impact them all their lives and takes a heavy toll on their
family. Ken and his staff empathize with, and deeply respect the emotional
and financial sacrifices made by families.
We are dedicated to finding the best possible outcome for our clients and
have the skills necessary to help them recover. We have experience in
handling cases that involve sexual abuse and molestation. Ken first tried
a civil sexual abuse case in 1996, in Stockton (Jason R. v. Rudolph Ross,
et al., San Joaquin County Superior Court, case number 257803). Ken is
rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell – highest rating given
to attorneys by their peers and judges. Ken is a long-time member of the
Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice.
Ken is married with three daughters. He enjoys skiing, racquetball, woodworking,
Call (209) 364-3350 today to schedule a
case evaluation with Stockton personal injury lawyer Kenneth Meleyco.