SACRAMENTO, California (March 19, 2015) – Matheson Trucking, Inc. today announced the appointment of seasoned Civil Attorney Charles J. Mellor as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of this nationwide trucking and materials handling company that includes the Matheson Flight Extenders Division.
Mr. Mellor has 26 years of experience as a trial attorney, mediator and advisor to mid-size corporations, boards of directors and principals of family-owned businesses concerning both operational, risk management and civil litigation matters. Over the years he also founded and served on the boards of several diverse nonprofit organizations addressing the concerns of underserved populations, young adults and those in need.
“We are pleased to welcome Chuck to our company,” said Mark Matheson, CEO of Matheson Trucking, Inc. “He has worked with us as a consulting General Counsel for a year focusing on operational issues and monitoring litigated matters. With an extensive background in contracts, mediation and litigation — as well as employment law and alternative dispute resolution — he is accomplished when it comes to analyzing sound litigation strategies. Chuck possesses strong leadership skills, an excellent reputation for ethical professional conduct and has the ability to develop innovative resolution options. He is already a key asset to our management team and someone we have come to rely on to provide expert counsel to help guide our business as we move forward.”
In 1989 Mr. Mellor was admitted to the California State Bar, admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Divisions, and also admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He served as a trial attorney for a leading insurance company until 1996, when he established a private law firm advising various corporations as General Counsel. He has achieved a “Superb” 9.1 rating for business legal services by AVVO, the legal services online rating system, based on his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.
He serves as a Judge Pro-Tem for the San Diego Superior Court and has served as a Judge Pro-Tem Panelist in Marin County, CA. Mr. Mellor has been a registered arbitrator/mediator in San Diego, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. In addition, he is a member of the San Diego and Los Angeles Bar Associations in California as well as the American Bar Association.
Matheson Trucking, Inc. headquarters is based in Sacramento, California. The company provides a comprehensive range of local and long haul trucking, ground support and airport terminal handling services to its customers in 23 U.S. hub cities nationwide and has some 1,200 employees.