Tod Melton focuses his trial practice on medical malpractice, wrongful death and serious personal injury litigation in northern and central Illinois and eastern Iowa. He has achieved multi-million dollar jury verdicts in multiple counties. Prior to 1998, Mr. Melton represented defendants in product liability cases, construction accident cases and motor vehicle collision cases, throughout the northern half of Illinois. Mr. Melton also has substantial experience in business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. He is licensed in Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi and has handled numerous trials and appeals.
Experience when it matters most.
When business owners “break up”, the fall out can be messy and frustrating for everyone involved. This discord may result in a wide variety of business-related disputes, including corporate fraud investigations, shareholder derivative actions, and fights over covenants not to compete. At Melton Law Firm, we have 25 years of experience in negotiating settlements in these cases, as well as taking them to trial.
Wrongful Death & Serious Injury
The unexpected loss of a parent, child, or sibling is perhaps the most profoundly painful experience that any of us suffers. Survivors are typically overcome with an overwhelming sense of grief, with a mixture of anger, depression and sometimes guilt. Simply picking up the phone to request help can be an ominous task. At Melton Law Firm, you will be treated with understanding and compassion by professionals who have experience achieving record-setting verdicts in wrongful death cases. We are here to help.
Handling insurance coverage and bad faith claims requires having a detailed knowledge of the legal principles which govern these cases. During the first part of his career, Tod Melton was mentored by some of the finest insurance industry lawyers in the State of Illinois, and is grateful to have been afforded those opportunities as a young lawyer. For the past two decades, he has represented policyholders and injured third parties in cases against the insurance industry. His knowledge and experience in this area is extensive.
According to a 2017 study, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Common medical errors include unnecessary surgeries, misdiagnoses, medication errors, and patient neglect. Taking on the medical industry and its insurance companies can be intimidating. At Melton Law Firm, we are helping patients and their families to find justice when the medical industry makes mistakes.
GETTING THE HARD DEAL DONE:
Balanced Mediation Services
Helping plaintiffs and defendants reach across the table, through a wealth of experience, fairness, and balanced understanding.
Tod Melton brings a wealth of experience to his mediation practice. In the first part of his career, Mr. Melton represented defendants in product liability cases, construction accident cases and motor vehicle collision cases throughout the northern half of Illinois, successfully defending business, Government and insurance clients at trial. During this time, he served on the insurance coverage committee of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
As a plaintiff’s attorney since 1998, Mr. Melton has focused his practice on medical malpractice, wrongful death and serious personal injury litigation. He has achieved multi-million dollar jury verdicts in multiple counties and has substantial experience in business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. He previously served on the executive board of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Melton is licensed in Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi and has handled numerous appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants. He is currently serving by appointment on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases.
Mr. Melton is a graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law. He holds two Certificates in Mediation Skills from nationally ranked dispute resolution programs at Northwestern University and Mitchell Hamline School of Law.