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William Melton

Criminal defense Attorney at Taylorsville, UT

4.8   51 reviews
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

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William L. Melton is the founding attorney of Melton Law. William has taken pride in serving his clients and his community for many years. After experiencing his own encounters with the legal system he decided to dedicate his career to the pursuit of law. William has been involved in proactively changing to improve the community in multiple ways throughout his career. In addition to fighting for his clients in the courtroom William is also actively involved in making changes at the legislative level. In 2015, William helped lobby and successfully pass the alternative aarent-time schedule. This new law substantially increased the amount of time that non-custodial parents receive with their children. Additionally, William is an appointed member by the governor to a state Child Support Guidelines Committee. The committee is responsible for making recommendations to the legislature for changes to the child support guidelines.

William has worked on hundreds of different cases from minor traffic infractions to major sex crimes and white collar crimes. William is an experienced trial attorney with experience on all sides of a criminal case. During law school William clerked for the Hon. Judge Parker in the Third Judicial District Court, he assisted clients in the Idaho Street Law Clinic, and worked in the Utah County Attorney's Office prosecuting cases in both their misdemeanor and major crimes divisions. William loves working with his clients and doing everything in his power to help them resolve their case with the absolute best possible outcome.

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Location

Melton Law, PLLC
5955 S. Redwood Rd. #103
Taylorsville, UT, 84123

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Brad | April 4, 2024
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Why melton law
Melton law helped me in so many ways. He was capable of reducing my restitution almost 75% of original price tag. He is a fighter. If you ever need someone in your corner when no one else is. This is the law firm you choose!
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2024
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Sexual Assault Charges
I don’t normally write reviews, but William Melton was amazing in getting my case in Davis County for sexual assault dismissed. I received many solicitations in the mail from different law firms wanting my business, but I chose none of them. I had never imagined this happening to me and I knew that with my entire future on the line, I needed the best, even if the cost was a little higher. I chose William Melton after researching all the different options I had. He was rated highly, not only by former clients but also by fellow attorneys. I appreciated that William explained everything in detail, especially with this being the first time I had ever gone through the legal system. Willian never made me feel stupid for asking tons of questions. I knew that he believed I was innocent and would do whatever was required to get the best outcome. William always responded to emails or phone calls. Through Williams's hard work behind the scenes and in court, he was able to get my case dismissed. When your entire future is on the line, it pays to get the best, even if it costs a little more. He was worth every penny. I have never been under more stress in my life than I was during this whole situation(Williams's confidence in getting this case resolved helped to reduce the stress). I am now able to get on with the rest of my life without this false accusation hanging over me. I would recommend Melton Law to anyone who finds themselves with serious legal charges.
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Posted by Wyatt | December 22, 2023
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Honest people!
Good honest legal advice! Helped me out with a traffic ticket and gave me sound advice and told me what I needed to know to get the best outcome from my case
Posted by Melissa | November 25, 2023
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Best lawyer in town!
Helped me in many situations! Professional compassionate lawyer that truly listened and cared.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2023
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DUI
Mr. Melton did a fantastic job on my case! He was very responsive and understanding. Also, was great on explaining the process on my situation so I wouldn’t be confused. I would highly recommend on hiring him again!
Posted by Susan | October 26, 2023
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Melton Law Firm is excellent!
I am very pleased with William Melton Law Firm. While I was vacationing in Utah, I was stopped by the Utah highway patrol for speeding. Since I was from out of state, I knew it would be difficult to return and appear in court. My husband found OTR online who put me in touch with Melton Law Firm. William Melton and Tony Robite handled my case in a professional and satisfying manner. My biggest concern was that the citation would not appear on my driving record. My attorneys answered all my questions in a clear and concise manner. They returned my phone calls and conversations within minutes! They made me feel comfortable with the plan of action. I put my faith in them to resolve the problem and they did! I had to pay a fine to the Court but the ticket will not appear on my record! Great job!
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Posted by Cora | October 24, 2023
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Traffic Ticket
I came to Tony and William with a traffic accident case, where I was written a ticket even though I wasn’t at fault. From day one to my eventual dismissal, Tony was extremely helpful, very good at communication, and gave me and my case his full attention when I needed it. He even met with me after business hours to gather evidence to present to the prosecutor. This evidence eventually lead to the prosecutor dropping my case. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to the dedication and commitment that Melton Law showed me. If you ever need representation, I cannot recommend highly enough that you take your case to Melton Law. They are professional, attentive, caring, and efficient. Do yourself a favor and reach out to them if you need help.
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Posted by Joshua | October 4, 2023
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Excellent Representation
I was pulled over by a highway patrol officer for failing to move lanes. It was a bogus citation as I was unable to move lanes safely due to other vehicles. The officer didn't care, gave me a lecture and the citation. Instead of just paying the fine I hired melton law. The tough the ticker & requested the video footage from the officers vehicle. Once delivered it was clear I never should have been cited. Yes I had to pay a lawyer, but it was better than paying a bogus citation and having my insurance go up.
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Posted by Jade | May 30, 2023
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Great Attorneys
Mr Melton and Mr Robite are very work hard for the best results for their clients! They are professional and they answer questions to the best of their ability and communicate well with clients.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2023
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Working for Melton Law
The work enviroment is very nice and they are very knowledgable when it comes to their craft. Mr Melton and Mr Robite answer any questions in regards to a case or a situation in a case and help explain this so that someone without knowledge of the law will understand. They work hard to get the best results for their clients and it shows in the amount of clients who are happy with their case outcome.
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Posted by Mohamed Mazin | April 25, 2023
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Amazing service
I highly recommend Melton Law. Tony and William really cared about my case and answered all of my questions and made the process really easy for me. My case was located in Utah. I contacted Melton law because they seem to care about their clients. They always gave me a heads-up on whats going on with my case and they always sent me the links to the hearings. In the end I actually had a really positive outcome. I would highly recommend them if you are in need of any counsel.
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Posted by Mert Unal | February 17, 2023
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Best Law Firm In Town!
Melton Law and the attorneys Tony and William are, without a doubt, the best legal law firm in town. Their unwavering commitment to fighting for their client's rights and making the impossible possible is genuinely remarkable. As a client, I was impressed by their exceptional patience and expertise in answering my questions, no matter how complex or trivial they may have been. Mr. William and Tony answered all my overwhelming questions again and again without getting frustrated and I appreciate that! Their professionalism and attention to detail were evident from the moment I first contacted them, and they exceeded all of my expectations throughout the entire legal process. Their vast experience was reflected in the positive and the best outcome for my case and I am forever grateful for their invaluable assistance. I know who to call now if I ever get in trouble. They are the best! Thank you so much for your help!
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Posted by Carson | November 22, 2022
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Saved my life
I was having some fun on these backraods and found myself going a bit quick in a county wasn't from. 102 in a 65 (those numbers are in kilometers per hour of course) Don't drive a Camry like a Porsche, because a Camry tops out at 110 and a Porsche does 175, and a police charger can go 155. It was alll the way in Wasatch and I am from Salt lake. I contacted these awesome guys because they know their way around the law, and especially speeding tickets!! That good guy William helped save the day and his buddy Tony that helps run the place is awesome and gave me updates with every part of the case. I got my dream outcome! Was worried I'd get something on my record that'd mess up my life. Melton law handled every piece of the puzzle and was able to get a speeding ticket off my record, nothing on insurance, and the biggest smile on my face. All my homies are going to use these guys if they find themselves in trouble..
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Posted by Borja | November 13, 2022
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This dude helped me out!
This dude helped me out. I would recommend not getting screwed and going here. To someone who's going to help you.
Posted by Barry | November 4, 2022
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He's your man!
I've been represented by William on a few ongoing cases. He definitely knows the law and how to apply it. He's gone as far as looking into very fine details the law to make the best possible outcome. A real go getter.
Posted by Chelsea | November 2, 2022
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GreAtful
So I do not normally leave reviews. However I feel like credit needs to go where credit is due. Melton law is the most friendly and dependable law firm I’ve ever dealt with. Both him and his associates are willing to answer all my concerns and questions with easy to make me comfortable. He talks to me like a person not just a client. I’ll refer him to everyone I know. Thanks will for being amazing :)
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Posted by Alex | October 26, 2022
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Highly Recommended
William was very helpful during my process. He was very knowledgeable and understanding. Highly recommended and would send anyone to him if they need a great lawyer.
Posted by Joni | October 25, 2022
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Great lawyer!
I can’t recommend Melton Law enough. If you ever need help their staff is so knowledgeable and caring. They are great at answering questions and always make sure you understand what’s going on. I wish I could leave 10 stars!
Posted by Victoria | October 17, 2022
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Great Lawyer: Honest and Thorough
This is the best lawyer you’ll ever come in contact with he’ll spend thousands of hours making sure that you’re well represented and is honest in his consultation. Thank you so much for the time you’re spending and the dedication you have on my husband’s case!
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
I was facing DWI among two other citations in Salt Lake City, Utah. Immediately following my arrest, when released, I searched for the best lawyer I could find that would best represent me. I saw Mr Meltons autobiography and reviews. Having spoken with Mr Melton, I knew he was the right person for representing me. I liked how knowledgeable, communicative, and positive he was. He understood the case with all the circumstances and situation, and knew exactly what to do. He kept my best interests at heart and I had full trust in Mr Melton. He made me feel less stressed, more relaxed, and more comfortable with the case. Most importantly the outcome. I couldn’t have done any better having representation, than with Mr Melton. Highly recommend him for service members especially.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Deputy District Attorney Intern
  • Utah County Attorney's Office
  • 2019 - 2020

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2019
  • University of Utah
  • Speech Communications
  • 2017

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Utah v. John Ward
  • Dismissal
  • West Valley City v. Nieto
  • Dismissal
  • State of Utah v. John Ward
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2020 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer Salt Lake City
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer Salt Lake City
  • Expertise
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • UACDL Annual DUI Seminar
  • DUI Defense and Driver License Hearings
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse William
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is passionate about his practice and has even gone through the same training that officers get for DUI sobriety testing!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Friend
"There are several reasons why I endorse William Melton. No one out works William Melton. He is an extremely dedicated and hard-working attorney. Also, William is also very friendly and easy to talk with. He is empathetic and listens carefully to what you are concerned about. You can tell he truly wants to help his clients. William is not afraid of opposing counsel either. He is firm, and he stands his ground when necessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. William and I have worked together closely on several cases over the years and I have come to know him as a professional who cares about and will do anything for his clients. Beyond that, he is ethical and committed to transparency and consistent communication with his clients and other criminal justice players. I would recommend you set up a free consultation with him if you are in the need of criminal defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William and I went to Law School together and shared many of the same classes. We often studied together for our various finals and projects and it was there that I was able to witness William's devout determination and commitment to his clients, and his deep knowledge and understanding of the Law. Before Law School, William worked as a paralegal in criminal defense and he kept working as a paralegal and in other legal positions during law school. William and I both had an unquenchable thirst for legal knowledge through out Law school which resulted in both success in our classes and an early graduation. As we studied together and worked on projects together he continued to put the needs of the clients at his firm first while at the same time out scoring his peers on his graded assignments. I have no doubt that he now represents his own clients with the same determination and knowledge that he exhibited while in Law School, which is why I endorse William Melton."
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Taylorsville Criminal defense Lawyer William Melton
William Melton
Criminal defense Attorney
Taylorsville, UT
Licensed for 3 years
Free Consultation