Noelle Malindzak is an associate in Newmeyer Dillion’s Newport Beach office. Her area of practice includes a wide range of civil matters, with an emphasis on real estate litigation, employment litigation, cyber security, and business litigation.

She has litigated cases at all stages, from providing pre-suit counseling to writing and arguing dispositive motions, and from taking and defending depositions to directly negotiating favorable settlement terms for Fortune-100 companies.  This allows her to bring exceptional judgment and creativity to solving problems as they arise while also suggesting preventative action and predicting client impact.  While Noelle is experienced in aggressively litigating cases when that approach is appropriate, in each unique case she identifies the most efficient, cost-effective means to resolve the matter. At the end of the day, Noelle’s primary motivation is to enable individuals and business owners to spend more time focusing on their goals and less time worrying about litigation.

Noelle is also actively engaged in community outreach and pro bono work.  Most recently, Noelle helped an indigent client whose car was stolen while traveling in Mexico.  The insurance carrier initially denied the claim based on a unique policy exclusion relating to travel in Mexico.  After conducting extensive negotiations and successfully defending a deposition, the insurance carrier reversed its denial of coverage and agreed to pay the balance of the car’s loan.

While in law school, Noelle was an editor of the UC Irvine Law Review.  She also served as a teaching assistant for a legal research and writing professor.  As a law student, Noelle was active in the UC Irvine Business and Community Development Clinic, where she provided strategic solutions to small business owners facing complex legal challenges. She also frequently volunteered at the Santa Ana Federal Pro Se Clinic through a program organized by Public Law Center.

Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association

Admissions

  • California, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education

  • University of California, Irvine School of Law (J.D., 2020)
    • Associate Editor, UC Irvine Law Review
    • UCI Moot Court Competition Fellowship
    • Dean’s Award for California Motions Course (highest grade in course)
    • 1L Pro Bono Achievement Award (100 hours of pro bono service in first year of law school)
  • San Diego State University (B.A., 2015)
    • Business Management