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Isaac R.
Melton

Partner

imelton@heplerbroom.com

312-205-7708

Chicago, IL

 

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., with Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2007
  • University of Iowa, B.A. in Political Science, 2004

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Practice Description


Isaac R. Melton concentrates his practice on first- and third-party insurance defense and insurance coverage, along with fraud and bad faith litigation. He represents a broad range of clients and has extensive civil litigation experience, including successfully taking numerous cases to verdict. He has also been involved in numerous uninsured and underinsured arbitrations both as counsel for the insurer and as an arbitrator.

Mr. Melton also does extensive work counseling and representing insurers on issues involving medical fraud. He has assisted in the investigation of fraudulent claims and has presented on numerous topics associated with medical fraud. Throughout his career, Mr. Melton has filed and effectively prosecuted numerous affirmative litigation actions on behalf of his insurance company clients.

Before joining HeplerBroom in 2016, he practiced with a regional full-service defense firm. Previously, he was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Allen S. Goldberg, a commercial law judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Bar/Professional Associations


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2016-2021)

Published Legal Writing


  • “Uncovering Fraudulently Incorporated Professional Service Corporations,” Defense Research Institute Insurance Law Committee Newsletter, Vol. 30 Iss. 10 (November 14, 2019). (Co‚ÄĎauthor)
  • “‘Reasonable Belief’ Exclusion,” Johnson & Bell Insurance Newsletter (2012)
  • “Issues Regarding Treatment at Unlicensed Surgery Centers,” Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Insurance Law Alert (Fall 2011).
  • “Anti-Indemnity Statutes that Affect the Transportation Industry,” AFLA Transportation Compendium (May 2011).

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “Whose Claim is It Anyway? Claims Involving Mortgagees, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies,” Chicago, Chicago-Northwest, and West Suburban Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Chapters’ Insurance Law and Coverage Seminar (Oak Brook IL, 2017).
  • “Examination under Oath for the SIU,” National Insurance Crime Bureau Special Investigations Academy (St. Louis MO, 2017).
  • “Preparing Your Insurance Claims Representative for Deposition and Trial,” International Association of Arson Investigators and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control (Las Vegas NV, 2017).
  • “Preserving Issues for Appellate Review,” Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar, Appellate Lawyers Association (Chicago IL, 2017).
  • “Updates & Trends: Medical Fraud, Bad Faith and Legal Decisions,” International Association of Special Investigations Units (Woodridge IL, 2017).

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Representative/Recent Case Results


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HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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