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Ms. Melissa G. Kallio concentrates her practice in elder law, with a focus on long-term care planning, which includes Medicaid and VA planning, litigation for vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and guardianship estates. Ms. Kallio also serves as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and counsel for respondents in guardianship estates.
UIC John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Certificate: elder law
Northern Michigan University, B.B.A., finance
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:
Magna cum laude
Prior to joining Dutton Casey & Mesoloras as a law clerk in January 2013, Ms. Kallio clerked for an elder law firm in her hometown of Marquette, Michigan. Throughout her entire law school education Ms. Kallio worked at the UIC John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Chicago Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Emerging Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2017-present
Veterans' Legal Aid Society
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter
Combats vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Court Appointed Pro Bono Guardian ad Litem
The lawyers of Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C. know that their clients deserve comprehensive and personally tailored legal assistance and their clients know that they can count on their expertise, commitment and respect when handling their legal needs. With a combined experience of over 100 years of law practice, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras P.C. lawyers have the depth and breadth of knowledge to address numerous legal issues and are always available to offer their insight, counsel and support.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys travelling, playing and watching sports, hiking, and spending time at her family’s camp on Twin Lakes in Upper Michigan.
Additional Office Locations:
Arlington Heights, Chicago, Lisle, Skokie and Westchester, Illinois offices: telephone and video conferencing consultations are also available.
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