Melissa M. Hewitt


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Melissa Hewitt brings wide-ranging experience to her role as a litigator. From drafting pleadings, discovery requests, responses, briefs and dispositive motions, to taking and defending depositions and preparing for trial, Melissa is skilled at all stages of litigation. Her background also includes negotiating contracts, drafting and negotiating licensing and transfer agreements, and counseling clients on trademark and copyright protection and enforcement issues. Melissa's clients have included Fortune 500 companies, which she represented in products liability and premises liability matters.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois


  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2015; Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Notes Editor
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2012