Missy M. Cornejo

Associate Attorney
San Jose, California

Missy joined RHRC as an associate attorney in 2016, bringing to the firm her knowledge and experience in insurance defense, general liability, and landlord-tenant disputes.

Missy is a Bay Area native, growing up in Cupertino and attending Santa Clara University and Santa Clara University's School of Law. She speaks conversational Spanish.

During law school, Missy participated in honors moot court competitions, receiving multiple awards for her advocacy. She also volunteered with Fresh Lifelines for Youth, where she mentored at-risk youth, and with the Northern California Innocence Project. Thereafter, Missy interned for the Honorable Socrates Manoukian, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

Missy ran her own practice in criminal defense for a short time, then worked in insurance defense where she gained extensive experience in negotiation, mediation, and litigation of matters in all stages, including through trial. Her experience at RHRC includes representing business entities, individuals, commercial developers, real estate buyers and sellers, real estate brokers and agents, and commercial landlords and tenants.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Best Team, Galloway Moot Court
    • Honors: Best Oral Advocate, Galloway Moot Court
    • Honors: Best Written Brief, Appellate Advocacy Course
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Clapp Moroney Vucinich Beeman & Scheley, Associate Attorney, 2013 - 2016
  • Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, San Jose, CA, Post-Bar Clerk, 2011
  • Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, San Jose, CA, Intern, 2010
  • Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, San Jose, CA, Judicial Extern, 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Fresh Lifelines for Youth
  • Volunteer, Northern California Innocence Project


  • Spanish