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Scott R. Melton

Personal injury Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1982
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Scott

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After law school, my wife and I returned to Grand Rapids, where I have practiced law for over 33 years.  As a founding member of Gruel Mills in 1985, my practice has focused on complex litigation, where I have been privileged to help hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals and families, who have experienced personal tragedy and loss.  I am a devoted husband and father of three and a proud new grandfather. 


Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC
99 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 800
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

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Posted by David | December 15, 2014
Professional and Personable
Scott provided excellent representation. He thoroughly researched our case and kept us informed throughout the process. Scott was very simpathetic to our plight and achieved results that were better than we expected. Scott was willing to assist in whatever capacity he was legally permitted to and went above and beyond to help us after our loss.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2012
Reliable and Honest
I found Scott to be very easy to work with during a very difficult time. He was up front and honest and I appreciated that I could depend on him to take care of me.
Posted by Homer | August 28, 2011
Recommended Attorney
Scott Melton helped me with regards to a catastrophic auto accident covered under Michigan No Fault Auto Insurance. Having no idea what was covered under this law Scott was very knowledgable and made sure I received all the benefits I was entitled to and that included securing a handicap accessible home, handicap accessible van so that I could do all my own driving which I might add has given me much freedom and independence as well as a settlement from General Motors. I suffered a spinal cord injury from rolling over in a General Motors Blazer which was not crashworthy as advertised. Scott did a very detailed study of the crash and was able to negotiate a settlement with GM attorneys. He also worked out agreements with Citizen's insurance attorneys regarding housing and transportation. If anyone is injured under Michigan No Fault Auto Scott Melton is highly recommended and knows all the fine details of the law.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman, PLLC
  • 1985 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cholette Perkins & Buchanan
  • 1982 - 1985


  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anderson v Dassault Aviation


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - 2019
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • As Judges See It, Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Handling Medical Negligence Cases
  • 2005
  • Unknown
  • Avoiding Environmental Liability
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • As Judges See It, Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2014
  • What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know
  • Trial Practice
  • 2010
  • Handling Medical Negligence Cases in Michigan
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2005
  • Avoiding Environmental Liability in Michigan
  • Environmental Law
  • 1991
  • Citizens Lawschool
  • Product Liability
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Melton and I represented opposing parties in a real estate dispute. During mediation his willingness to listen to my client's concerns and respond with empathy helped the parties reach a pre-suit settlement and avoid costly litigation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Medical Malpractice Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Birth injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With years of experience and widely respected by his peers, it is easy for me to recommend attorney Melton. Handling a Birth Injury case is extraordinarily difficult and often very contentious. Major issues are involved and the process can seem exhausting and emotionally nightmarish for people. Scott knows all that (and more) and can be the one hope a person has in finding justice when the medical system has failed. I admire him for his knowledge and his skill and the fact that he cares, and I highly recommend him to you."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a great lawyer. I have had the oportunity to work closely with Scott on complex litigation matters. He achieves results that most lawyers cannot. He achieves these results through his knowledge, dedication and the respect he has earned from opposing counsel.. He truly is concerned with achieving gghte best result for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Scott when we were opposing counsel on a very hotly contested piece of litigation between parties who strongly despised each other. Despite this background, I found Scott to be a complete professional, highly competent and ethical adversary, to whom I have referred and will continue to refer clients when conflicts arise preventing me from representing them myself."
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Grand Rapids Personal injury Lawyer Scott R. Melton
Scott R. Melton
Personal injury Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 41 years
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