Matthew W. Melton is a partner at Norris Choplin Schroeder LLP. His practice is focused on aviation, civil litigation defense, subrogation, product liability defense, worker's compensation defense and worker's compensation lien recovery.

Prior to joining Norris Choplin Schroeder, Mr. Melton interned with the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis and with Presidential Classroom in Washington D.C. His experience includes having served a summer clerkship with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and service as a People-to-People ambassador.

Mr. Melton was born and raised in Indianapolis. He joined the firm in 1998 as a law clerk and worked as an associate from 2000-2007. He was named a partner on January 1, 2008.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history, with an English minor from Purdue University in 1996. He received his Juris Doctor in 2000 from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, where he was an invited member of the Dean's Tutorial Society and Student Advisory Board.

Attorney Profile

Practices
Education
  • Purdue University, 1996
  • Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, 2000
Bar Admission
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • State of Indiana
  • Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana

Representative Experience

  • Williams v. REP Corp.,
    302 F.3d 660 (7th Cir. 2002).
    Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc., et. al.,
    2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23192 (E.D. KY).
    Zetter v. Griffith Aviation, Inc., et. al.,
    435 F. Supp. 2d 622 (E.D. Ky 2006).
    Biddle v. B.A.A. Indianapolis, LLC, et. al.,
    860 N.E.2d 570 (Ind. 2007).
    Ag-One Co-Op v. James A. Scott,
    914 N.E.2d 860 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009).
    Atkins v. Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC
    994 N.E.2d 1287 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013).
    Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC v. National Trust Ins. Co.,
    12 N.E.3d 240 (Ind. 2014).
    Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC v. National Trust Ins. Co.,
    3 N.E.3d 1 (Ind. 2014).
    Aviation Consultants U.S., Inc. vs. Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies, Inc., Honaker Aviation, Inc., and Jet Access Aviation, LLC. (2017 WL 727777).

Additional Information

Professional Associations
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Law Club
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