Melissa H. Dakich

Melissa H. Dakich

Melissa H. Dakich is a partner who focuses her practice on appeals in both state and federal courts where she has briefed numerous issues of procedural and substantive law.  Ms. Dakich also represents clients in a range of litigation matters including professional liability and insurance coverage.  She received her juris doctorate from The John Marshall Law School.


  • Illinois State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, J.D.
    • Dean’s List
    • Law Review
    • CALI Recipient for outstanding academic achievement in criminal procedure
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, B.A.

Professional Associations

  • Appellate Lawyers Association