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Distinguished: An excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. This rating indicates the attorney is widely respected by their peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.

Martindale Ratings

Average Peer Rating
4.0/5.0

Reviews (54)

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5.0/5.0

Mr. Melton is a highly talented attorney who know his job the best. He was always readily approachable and responded quickly, even after hours or on weekends. The costs were much reasonable and affordable (whereas...

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Client 2020/06/19

5.0/5.0

Mr. Melton was always very professional and fought for us. We were pleased with his services.

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Client 2020/06/15

5.0/5.0

John was helpful in every area of my driver's license retrieval. He is very professional; friendly; honest and cut to the chase. I highly recommend his services and I will personally use them again if needed.

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Client 2019/06/25

5.0/5.0

Despite my apprehension Melton kept his word and all of my charges were dismissed!

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Client 2019/04/13

5.0/5.0

I am a 4th habitual drug offense offender from the west side of Michigan and have been out of the Saginaw area for over three years. Recently I was accused of a very serious crime here in Saginaw that I did not...

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Client 2019/03/29

5.0/5.0

I was charged with, driving while license suspended (DWLS). And Mr. Melton, got it reduced to, allowing an unlicensed person to drive. Which, in the end, was just $200. Thanks, John!

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Client 2019/03/19

5.0/5.0

Mr.Melton is the second lawyer I had hired to represent me in the DUI case that has finally ended after 4.5 years.I am discouraged that I spent well over two years with the previous lawyer,who basically got me no...

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Client 2019/02/09

5.0/5.0

I was being charged with 6 different probation violations for some pretty petty stuff. An issue with my living address and an incident I wasnt even involved in. I even had a witness willing to testify on my behalf....

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Client 2019/01/06

5.0/5.0

He made my wreckless misdemeanor a careless citation... I was working six days a week, long hours so he made time for me on a Sunday at no extra charge.... A consummate professional that could not have been any...

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Client 2018/09/24

5.0/5.0

John Melton delivered exactly what he said was honest and made the tough time for a bad decision easier for someone to go through. He comunicated well and answered all questions

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Client 2018/07/21

5.0/5.0

I endorse him without reservation, here is why: My beautiful daughter who has lived in Bay City, Michigan for 18 years was arrested for felony drunk driving 2nd offense in a period of (2) months in mid-February...

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Client 2018/05/16

5.0/5.0

John went above and beyond our expectations. We had so much fear and we were probably facing prison time. Up to 10 years. That charge, along with two others, only ended up being 110 days in jail for my fiance....

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Client 2018/04/05

5.0/5.0

I hired Jon and he did a great job with my case ! Explained everything that was going on and never left me hanging . Would hire again !

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Client 2018/03/06

5.0/5.0

I hired John to represent my step daughter. His price was more than fair and we got better results than we hoped for. She was charged with a misdemeanor and a 5 year felony. Drunk and disorderly assaulting a...

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Client 2017/12/06

5.0/5.0

Did a great job getting my speeding ticket reduced.

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Client 2017/05/22

5.0/5.0

Upon hiring John Melton to be my attorney I was completely confused with how everything works and came to him with a lot of questions , all in which he patiently answered and made sure were clear to not just me but...

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Client 2017/05/18

5.0/5.0

Mr Melton represented me at the Secretary of State for an Appeal Hearing. Mr Melton was very professional and indeed had prepared me for the requirements and questions from the hearing officer. I was completely...

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Client 2017/05/11

5.0/5.0

Mr Melton was very professional and insightful about my case. He was able to drop my charges down to no alcohol involved. Kept my job and got my life back! Highly recommended

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Client 2017/04/21

5.0/5.0

Mr.Melton thank you so much for winning my case!

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Client 2017/01/28

5.0/5.0

He was very easy to contact and answered all of my questions. I never had to appear in court for my misdeamnor charge and it was dismissed with just a fine.

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Client 2017/01/24

5.0/5.0

He charge reasonable price and he is awesome. If it is not him, I think I will get a misdemeanor and got kick out of the country. But now the prosector drop all charges. I know my charges is nothing big . But thank...

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Client 2017/01/16

5.0/5.0

I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Melton. He was very personable, he made sure I knew exactly what was happening every step of my case. He helped me achieve the best possible outcome under my...

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Client 2016/10/29

5.0/5.0

John Melton went above and beyond in my case. The case went longer then I expected, but in the end the case was dismissed right before trial. If your looking for a criminal defense attorney, John Melton should be...

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Client 2016/08/26

5.0/5.0

John Melton, beside, being fluent In law, is well respected in the courts. Mr. Melton dedfended my SupperDrunk case and reduce it to a minor charge, with no major penalties, no restrictions, and no jail. He took...

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Client 2016/04/26

5.0/5.0

I hired John to help me get a speeding ticket reduced. Because the incident occurred in Tuscola County (the only county in MI to require the ticketed person to appear in court, despite having hired an attorney to...

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Client 2016/04/23

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2016/04/11

5.0/5.0

No description provided

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Associate 2016/04/04

5.0/5.0

No description provided

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Senior Associate 2016/04/02

5.0/5.0

Mr. Melton was reassuring from our first meeting with him. He definitely stands behind his clients. He answered phone calls and emails quicker than I expected. I was glad to have chosen him to represent us and...

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Client 2016/02/22

5.0/5.0

From the moment I contacted Mr. Melton he made me feel like I was important. He was able to work with the prosecutor and judge to get my Felony dropped to a misdemeanor and literally got me everything I asked for...

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Client 2016/02/19

5.0/5.0

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...

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Client 2016/02/06

5.0/5.0

I contacted John on am embezzlement case that could have put me away for many years. He was very nice, very professional, very understanding. He went above and beyond what I think any other attorney would do. I...

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Client 2016/01/26

5.0/5.0

John is a very pleasant man and an excellent lawyer. He excided my hopes in my defense ultimately helping me keep my job. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal defense.

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Client 2016/01/07

5.0/5.0

I was very impressed with Mr. Melton since the first day I talked to him and hired him as my lawyer. Was able to take my case, keep me informed as we went, helped me get the best outcome in my situation and seemed...

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Client 2015/09/06

5.0/5.0

John was very professional and looked out for my best interest. He spent time getting to know me as a person and helped guide me through the legal process. At the same time, John made the consequences of my...

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Client 2015/09/05

5.0/5.0

John Melton represented me in a felony case and did a great job. He's a very smart lawyer that knows his profession well. My charges were either thrown out or lowered to a misdemeanor. He will fight for you. Best...

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Client 2015/08/28

5.0/5.0

Mr. Melton did an excellent job negotiating my case. Fines and sentence were greatly reduced for a DWI. Charges were reduced from 2nd offense to 1st offense and community service and probation for 1 yr. I could not...

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Client 2015/08/28

5.0/5.0

I was injured in an altercation in the parking lot of a concert venue. My health insurance company refused to pay the medical bills, which were substantial. John Melton fought the insurance company, which took...

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Client 2015/08/24

5.0/5.0

After mistakenly submitting an incorrect substance abuse evaluation from a quack, John helped me find a reputable evaluator to straighten out the mix up with the secretary of state. Do your self a favor and have...

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Client 2015/07/24

5.0/5.0

I was charged with three convictions within a 10 year oeriod for drinking and driving i have spent the last 20 + years without a drivers licence john melton got me a fully retored drivers licence with no...

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Client 2015/07/16

5.0/5.0

Everything that was discussed through telephone conversations, email, and in person was more than satisfactory. I enjoyed working with John E. Melton, and received the privilege of a Drivers License through his...

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Client 2014/10/13

5.0/5.0

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...

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Client 2014/08/07

5.0/5.0

My case was somewhat different from most. I needed to prove custody of a dog that an ex stole from me. John Melton acted quickly, assertively, and was up front about everything he was going to do, and made...

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Client 2013/07/17

5.0/5.0

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

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Client 2013/03/14

5.0/5.0

John is impressive, and his extensive knowedlge of the law. John is very honest, trust worthy i refer John to everyone.

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Client 2013/03/10

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2016/04/27

4.2/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2016/04/11

4.0/5.0

John was recommended to me by a person I meant at the police station. He meant my expectations. I would hire John again to handle my case, and I will recommend him to anyone who asks me about a lawyer.

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Client 2017/11/30

4.0/5.0

John is a diligent attorney who works hard defending his clients.

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Partner 2016/04/20

3.6/5.0

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Government Counsel 2016/04/02

3.6/5.0

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Government Counsel 2016/04/02

3.0/5.0

No description provided

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Judge 2016/04/04

2.6/5.0

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Government Counsel 2016/04/07

1.0/5.0

Was promised a motion of discovery never got one, was emailed a police report but no video which was promised. In my pre-trial I was alone and did all the talking for my plea. On my sentence date I got called to...

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Client 2018/11/23