Practice 100% dedicated to criminal defense. Offices Saginaw and Sandusky, MI. Top ratedPractice 100% dedicated to criminal defense. Offices Saginaw and Sandusky, MI. Top ratedYour freedom & future are on the line. Do you REALLY want a lawyer who does criminal law part time?
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1997||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Accredited Business||Better Business Bureau||2013|
|40 Hour General Civil Mediation Training Certificate||Institute for Continuing Legal Education||2005|
|Honorable Discharge||United States Army Reserves||1997|
|Book Award- Litigation Seminar||Michigan State University College of Law||1996|
|Attorney||Melton Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Weltman Weinberg & Reis Co. Lpa||2007 - 2010|
|Attorney||Law Office of John E. Melton||2001 - 2007|
|Associate||Law Weathers & Richardson||1999 - 2001|
|Assistant Corporation Counsel||City Of Detroit Law Department||1997 - 1999|
|Senior Legal NCO -70th Division||United States Army||1995 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Saginaw County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||Accredited Business||2013 - Present|
|Michigan Creditors Bar Association||Associate Member||2011 - Present|
|Sanilac County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|United States District Court Western District of Michigan||Admitted to Practice||2008 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan||Admitted to Practice||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1997 - Present|
|CSC Case- Client Wrongfully Accused||Client plead to a misdemeanor- NO JAIL|
|Gun Charge||Charges dismissed at the Preliminary Exam.|
|Attempted Murder||The 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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|Weltman Wienberg & Reis Website||Client Advisory||2009|
|Wayne State University||Public Affairs||BPA||1996|
|Michigan State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Leadership Academy - U.S. Army||Infantry- NCO||Certificate of Completion||1990|
|Collection Law From Start to Finish||Foreclosure Law Workshop||2010|
|Moot Court Honor Society||Competition Judge||2009|
Posted by Kim
Mr. Melton took on a 17 year old misdemeanor case for me while I live out of state. He was completely up front and honest with me about what could happen, and after a discussion with the prosecutor's office, the case was completely dismissed! His rates are extremely reasonable, his honesty is commendable, and you can rest assured that you are in good hands with him as your attorney. I could never have achieved this result on my own. I am so grateful for his help and highly recommend him.
Posted by Anthony
John did a great job at taking care of me and my friends legal situation and i feel as though he did a wonderful job and i appreciate all that he did do. finally he did it all with a good price
Posted by Christine
Initially we hired a larger firm who said they would work very hard for my brother. But without even meeting my brother, they wanted him to plead guilty to a felony he did not commit. In addition, they failed to schedule an arraignment in a timely manner, resulting in my brother being arrested.
With one day notice, Mr. Melton was at the arraignment and arranged personal bail.
Ultimately, Mr. Melton was able to get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Perhaps more important for us, Mr. Melton always believed in my brother.
Finally, we want to mention that Mr. Melton is an incredibly nice human being! He always took all of my calls and explained everything! Consistently, he went above and beyond what was required.
Seth Goldner, Debt collection Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
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