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Pragmatic, Prescient, Purposeful and Powerful,

Pragmatic:  Your goal is my goal.  I want to get you there in the way that will most effectively allow you to direct your attention to your business goals, your family life or your future.  Sometimes, this means taking out all the stops and litigating every little issue, but more often, it means resolving issues early on, in a way that preserves the dignity of all parties and prevents further problems in the future.  For businesses, it can mean building systems to ensure compliance with laws, contracts and policies. 


Prescient:  I can see trends and how they will affect my clients.  Together, clients and I have affected the laws that were made, the regulations that were implemented and the trends in litigation.  As in-house counsel for a national, highly-regulated company, I was able to develop systems and an environment that caught problems in their early stages.  Despite significant company growth, I managed never to add attorneys to staff.


Purposeful:  Raised in a family of engineers, I am always looking for ways to make things work better.   This includes societal issues like working for justice for our children- freeing future generations from emotional or physical abuse, ensuring basics of food, housing, medicine and education and not saddling them with staggering debt.  It also includes making the legal system work better for my individual clients.


Powerful:  I've earned and made good use of leadership positions in a corporation, trade and professional associations and community organizations.




Practice Areas


  1. Business: 65%
    25 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    25 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 5%
    20 years



Pro Bono (5%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Aaron Hall

    I worked with Elizabeth at Foley and Mansfield. She is an excellent attorney and enjoyable person. I have nothing but praise and high regard for her.


    Aaron Hall Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Geraldine Anne Brown

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Elizabeth Melton has the ability to be a tough advocate for her clients and also compassionate and attentive to their needs. She's a skilled negotiator for her clients and I recommend her highly.” April 20, 2010


    Geraldine Brown Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

DCM Services, LLC

7601 Penn Ave. S
Suite A600
Minneapolis, MN, 55423


MNAuthorized to practice198206/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Gold Beacon AwardACA, International1997
Spurgeon Award for Community & Career ExcellenceIndianhead Council of Boy Scouts1993
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General Counsel & Chief Compliance OfficerDCM Services2010 - Present
Solo PractitionerElizabeth Melton, Attorney at Law2008 - 2010
PartnerFoley & Mansfield2003 - 2007
General CounselI.C. System, Inc.1993 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Prevent Child Abuse MNDirector 6 yrs (Board President 2 yrs)2002 - 2007
ACA International Member Attorney ProgramMember and Chair (2yrs) MAP Program1986 - 2006
Commercial Law League of AmericaMember1986 - 2007
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesEducationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Processing Payments in the Electronic AgeProcessing Payments in the Electronic Age2011
National Convention Association of Corporate CounselGuarding Trade Secrets through employee agreements2003
Midwest ConferenceDebt Collection Obligations to verifty debts2003