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Experience when it matters most.

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.

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.

Placing your loved one in a long-term care facility is a difficult decision that involves placing an enormous amount of trust in the hands of others. When that trust is broken, patients suffer loss of dignity. Our neglected loved ones may be victims of pressure sores, excessive falls, malnutrition or medication errors.  Thankfully, state and federal regulations protect patients’ rights. At Melton Law Firm, we are familiar with these regulations and stand prepared to help you enforce your loved one’s rights.

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.

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 the United States Department of Labor, there are more than a half million victims of human trafficking inside our nation’s borders. These people are sadly exploited, under threat of harm, to perform agricultural or factory work under unsafe conditions, or forced into prostitution. Melton Law Firm works, on both a paid and volunteer basis, to hold traffickers accountable, and when possible, to get compensation for the victims of human labor and sex trafficking.

  • I'm very lucky to have been directed to Tod Melton. He was instrumental in getting a great result for a family that very much needed it. ~ Referring Attorney
  • Tod Melton is a very good attorney. This was a very difficult case, yet he was always on top of things and kept me well informed. He did a wonderful job, and gave great advice throughout the entire process. I'm so happy that he was my lawyer. ~Iowa Wrongful Death Client
  • "Tod has a very high work ethic - he is thorough and truly cares about his clients."

    ~ Business Litigation Client

  • Tod Melton is a fantastic attorney. I have been working with him on a case involving a client who died. He has taken on some incredibly challenging cases and done so with little fanfare.

    ~ Referring Attorney

  • "Tod settled our case in a fair and timely manner. He is a very professional and caring person."

    ~ Illinois Medical Malpractice Client