Snell & Wilmer Welcomes Two OCBA Members as New Associates

Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce Justin F. Mello and David Rao have joined the firm’s California offices as associates. Both have completed the firm’s summer program in 2018, received their J.D.s in May of 2019 and were sworn into the California State Bar in December 2019.

Mello joined the Orange County office as an associate for the commercial litigation group. He received his B.A. in political science with a minor in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mello graduated with his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Rao is an associate in the real estate group in the Orange County office. He received his B.A. in American studies and urban studies from Macalester College and earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.