Attorneys Melissa Brown & Donald Fraulob

Trusted Sacramento Attorneys


Welcome to Fraulob - Brown, one of Sacramento’s most respected law firms. We have a long history of representing hardworking Californians in their claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits, as well as with Social Security disability benefit denials, and in the fields of elder law and estate planning. We have a longstanding dedication to serving our community with compassion, and to using our legal experience to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

Workers' Compensation

Social Security Disability

Elder Law

Estate Planning

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Fraulob - Brown’s journey started with respected attorney Edward Farrell, who began representing injured workers in 1956. For more than 50 years the attorneys of Fraulob - Brown have dedicated themselves to representing our clients with the utmost dedication and respect.

At Fraulob - Brown, we are proud to say that we value relationships above all else. From working with our clients to cultivating our wide network of consulting physicians and attorneys, we consistently demonstrate our dedication to compassion and professionalism. Each of Fraulob - Brown’s attorneys is an expert in his or her respective fields, and we use our knowledge and collaborative skills to achieve the best results for our clients. Our dedicated legal support staff are skilled and knowledgeable in the areas they practice and have decades of experience in the field.


Attorney Donald Fraulob

Donald Fraulob

Managing Attorney Donald Fraulob is a well-respected practitioner in the fields of social security disability benefits, workers’ compensation, and elder law and he serves as an arbitrator for the Workers’ Compensation Board. He has drafted hundreds of wills, trusts, and health care directives, and he focuses on estate planning for working families. Mr. Fraulob has been recognized as a top attorney by his peers throughout his decades of legal service. He has frequently given back to the legal community, most notably by establishing the Student Law Center at California State University, Sacramento, where he served as its first attorney/director. A frequent speaker at legal conferences and conventions, Mr. Fraulob is often consulted by his fellow attorneys throughout the Sacramento area for his extensive knowledge and experience.

Attorney Melissa Brown

Melissa C. Brown

In addition to being a fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Attorney Melissa C. Brown has been recognized by her peers as one of California’s top attorneys for over 20 years. Ms. Brown has lectured around the country at legal conventions and seminars, and has written a treatise on elder law which is utilized by attorneys and in law schools across the country. She is also well-respected as a knowledgeable mediator and arbitrator in workers’ compensation cases, and has dedicated her extensive career to expanding and protecting the rights of the American worker and seniors.

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No one enjoys asking for help. But sometimes the need for legal assistance is simply a fact of life. At Fraulob - Brown, we offer guidance in the areas of social security disability, workers’ compensation, elder law, and estate planning, and we do so with compassion and sensitivity to the personal nature of these issues. You don’t have to face these problems on your own. Contact Fraulob - Brown today, and let us show you how our friendly, knowledgeable attorneys and staff can help you address your legal issues head-on and with confidence.