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Melissa-Ann (Mel) Bruett joined Bruning & Associates, P.C. in February 2016.  She is a native of Upstate New York and graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester in 2009.  Mel is a 2013 graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in October 2013.

Mel concentrates her practice on Family Law and is caring and responsive to her clients' needs.


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, Juris Doctor, 2013
    • Honors "A" in Pre-Trial Skills
    • Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
    • Clerked for the Hon. William E. Alexa, Porter County Superior Court #2, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Parental Responsibilities (Custody)
  • Parenting Time (Visitation)
  • Child Support
  • Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Post Decree
  • Guardianship
  • Orders of Protection
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Law

Admitted to Bar

  • State of Illinois, 2013

Legal Membership

  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association



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