Chicago

2 N. Riverside Plaza,
Ste.1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-897-2010

Crystal Lake

333 Commerce Dr.
Ste.900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-3000

Schaumburg

1990 Algonquin Rd.
Ste.240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-637-5140

Scottsdale

7047 E Greenway Pkwy
Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 847-637-5140

Chicago

2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312.897.2010

Crystal Lake

333 Commerce Dr.
Ste. 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815.455.3000

Schaumburg

1990 Algonquin Rd.
Ste. 240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847.637.5140

Scottsdale

7047 East Greenway Parkway
Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 847-637-5140

Additional offices in Warrenville, Naperville, Saint Charles, and Lake Forest

Melisa Hood

Associate Attorney

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Melisa Hood grew up in the Chicagoland area. Ms. Hood is a compassionate attorney who cares and advocates for her clients and her community.

Professional Background

Melisa joined Bruning & Associates, P.C. in December 2022 as an associate attorney.

She worked full time as a paralegal prior to and during law school, resulting in fifteen years of experience as a paralegal in family law, criminal defense and civil litigation. Melisa interned at the Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office during law school in the spring of 2022.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • UIC School of Law – Dean’s list for all four years
  • Highest Grade Awards in Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II and Lawyering Skills II
  • Semi-Finalist in the Hennessey Employee Benefits Moot Court Competition
Admissions
  • Illinois Supreme Court
Education
    • JD, UIC School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Chicago, Illinois, 2022
    • BA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Child Support
    • Maintenance & Spousal Support
    • Allocation of parenting time & parental responsibilities
  • Civil Litigation

           

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