Scott R. Melton

Scott R. Melton


Michigan Trial Attorney

Scott R. Melton has extensive expertise in the areas of product liability, personal injury, road design and construction litigation, medical malpractice and complex litigation.


Education

University of Michigan (B.A. 1979); Wayne State University Law School (J.D. 1982)

Professional Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (member, Executive Committee of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Fellow, Michigan Justice Foundation
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Achievements

  • Founding Partner, Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman - 1985
  • “AV - Preeminent Lawyer” peer review rating through Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and integrity
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers®
  • Peer selected for inclusion in Leading Lawyers, a listing of the leading lawyers limited to 5 percent of licensed attorneys in the State of Michigan
  • Contributing author and lecturer in product liability, Michigan no-fault law, and medical malpractice
  • Featured speaker at Citizens Law School and the engineering program at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Moderator and contributing author, “As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation”, NBI, 2014
  • Moderator and contributing author, “What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know”, NBI
  • Contributing author, “Handling Medical Negligence Cases in Michigan”, NBI
  • Contributing author, “Avoiding Environmental Liability in Michigan”, NBI
  • Currently serves as a mediator

Community Service

  • Facilitative mediator for the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan
  • Pro Bono Counsel for Legal Aid of Western Michigan
  • Legal Studies Advisory Board – Grand Valley State University
  • Kentwood Public Schools Foundation, Board Member and Past President

Testimonials

“. . . just a note to tell you how pleased I was with the outcome of my lawsuit. I knew I could place my trust in you and you came through with flying colors. I appreciate all that your staff did on my behalf as well, not only were they very nice to me; I also felt they were in my corner as well! If I ever need legal representation again, I will not hesitate to give you a call.” –JF

“Thank you so much for all your help regarding my car accident case. I was very pleased with the result. . . . I wish your firm all the best. I will definitely keep you in mind in case any of my family/friends would need help.”—CI