Melissa A. Thomas

Of Counsel


Melissa Thomas, granddaughter of one of the firm's original partners, joined Thomas Mamer in 1999. Previously, Ms. Thomas was an attorney with a law firm in Naperville, Illinois, and conducted her own practice in Plainfield, Illinois.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1994, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar that year.

In her practice, she concentrates in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianships, probate, trusts, wills, real estate, general business law. She was selected as a leading lawyer by her peers and noted as one of the top 50 female attorneys in downstate Illinois.

Ms. Thomas is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Champaign County Bar Association. She was a member of the Corporation, Securities, and Business Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association in 2003. In addition to her legal activities, she has served in animal rescue for many years and as a volunteer for Humane Societies. She was President of the Champaign County Humane Society in 2003, and chair of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce in 2008.