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.
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
Small World Montessori School, Racine, WI - President