Location: Libertyville, Illinois

Jacquelyn D. Melius is a partner at Dudley & Lake, L.L.C. who practices primarily out of the Libertyville office. Ms. Melius has been with the firm since its creation in 2001, and has successfully tried and settled personal injury and medical malpractice claims in the Chicagoland area and collar counties. Most recently, Ms. Melius recovered a $1.5 million settlement for a young woman who underwent low back surgery as a result of a motor vehicle collision with a garbage truck. She and Tom Lake recovered a 4.75 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered a brain injury following an industrial accident. Other notable results include a $1 million recovery for the family of a woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Jacqui is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She is also a certified arbitrator. Jacqui continues to represent victims of negligent conduct in complex personal injury cases, including nursing home abuse claims, and medical malpractice litigation.


John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

J.D. – 2000

Honors: Dean’s List

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


Honors: Dean’s List


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, Civil Trial Committee, 2000 – Present
  • American Association for Justice , Member, 2000 – Present