Melissa Johnson, J.D.


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Melissa Johnson joined Generation Law, Ltd. in 2015 as their litigation counsel.  After graduating from DePaul University College of Law, she spent a year practicing at the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff in Connecticut before spending seven years at Freedman Anselmo Lindberg LLC as a litigator and managing attorney.

Melissa has handled hundreds of contested motions and trials throughout her career. Her focus at Generation Law is on contested probates and guardianships for disabled adults with an emphasis on citation proceedings involving the financial exploitation of the elderly and presumptively void transfers. In addition, Melissa vigorously represents clients in the areas of trust litigation, including land trusts, elder law, estate planning, and estate administration.

Melissa is the immediate past president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, where she is the current Chair of the Litigative Committee, as well as serves on the Legislative Committee.  She also serves on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Committees.  In addition, she is a frequent speaker for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and the DuPage County Bar Association, of which she is also a member.

Both of Melissa’s grandmothers are alive in their 90s, so there is a personal connection to making sure the elderly are well represented. She takes on each client’s cause as if it were her own. By the end of the case, clients may feel that Melissa is part of their family.

She is married with four young children (three boys and a girl) and stays busy with them as a travel hockey team manager and self-admitted dance mom to a two-year-old ballerina. She loves to read and attend concerts, as well as offer up her sarcastic wit around the office. She is addicted to Diet Coke and will not start the day without one. It’s what allows her to win all of her cases.

To get in touch with Melissa, call 630-782-1766 or email