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  • Honorably Dicharged from the U.S. Army

  • Licensed in 1997

  • Graduated with Honors from Michigan State University College of Law


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    19 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    19 years
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
    19 years
  4. Violent Crime: 20%
    19 years
  5. White Collar Crime: 10%
    19 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Glenn A. Mccandliss

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Melton is a brilliant attorney who is the best in his field. He gets the job done without fail for his clients.


    Glenn Mccandliss Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Seth L. Goldner

    I have known and worked with attorney Melton for over ten years and think very highly of him as a litigator. We have teamed up on many cases together and have achieved very favorable results for our clients. Attorney Melton has a great working knowledge of most areas of law and is an excellent litigator and trial attorney. I endorse him without reservation-he charges very reasonable rates and takes care of his clients.


    Seth Goldner Debt collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


120 N Michigan Ave
Suite 318
Saginaw, MI, 48602


2 N Elk Street
Sandusky, MI, 48471



MIActive And In Good Standing199708/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Accredited BusinessBetter Business Bureau2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
40 Hour General Civil Mediation Training CertificateInstitute for Continuing Legal Education2005
Honorable DischargeUnited States Army Reserves1997
Book Award- Litigation SeminarMichigan State University College of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMelton Law Firm2010 - Present
AssociateWeltman Weinberg & Reis Co. Lpa2007 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of John E. Melton2001 - 2007
AssociateLaw Weathers & Richardson1999 - 2001
Assistant Corporation CounselCity Of Detroit Law Department1997 - 1999
Senior Legal NCO -70th DivisionUnited States Army1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Saginaw County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2013 - Present
Michigan Creditors Bar AssociationAssociate Member2011 - Present
Sanilac County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States District Court Western District of MichiganAdmitted to Practice2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CSC Case- Client Wrongfully AccusedClient plead to a misdemeanor- NO JAIL
Gun ChargeCharges dismissed at the Preliminary Exam.
Attempted MurderThe charge was dismissed as part of a plea bargain. 5 other charges also dismissed. Minimum sentence reduced to 14 months. Originally minimum was 10.5 years.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Weltman Wienberg & Reis WebsiteClient Advisory2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State UniversityPublic AffairsBPA1996
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Leadership Academy - U.S. ArmyInfantry- NCOCertificate of Completion1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collection Law From Start to FinishForeclosure Law Workshop2010
Moot Court Honor SocietyCompetition Judge2009