Melissa Ridgway

Attorney
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Practice Areas:

Attorney Melissa Ridgway focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration.  Melissa brings unique experience to the team, having served as a legal assistant for almost a decade before becoming a licensed attorney. While death and incapacity are stressful and painful times, Melissa makes it her mission to provide people with peace of mind knowing that they are doing all they can to help those they love with proactive, personalized planning.  Melissa can turn complex estate planning and probate procedures into meaningful, and easily understood information for her clients, and her organizational skills and attention to detail allow her to be efficient and focus on her clients’ needs with compassion.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Bar Admissions
2017, Wisconsin

Education and Honors

Northern Illinois University – College of Law (J.D., 2016)

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (B.S., 2010)



Public Service/Community Affairs

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Wisconsin Chapter, member

Elderly Services Network of Racine and Kenosha, member

Wisconsin Bar Association – Real Property, Probate and Trust Section member

Wisconsin Bar Association – Elder Law Section member

Wisconsin Bar Association – Solo/Small Firm Section member

Board Positions

Small World Montessori School, Racine, WI - President