Experience, Fairness, Integrity
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 in northern and central Illinois and eastern Iowa. 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 and received his Certificate in Mediation Skills in 2014 from Northwestern University.