DSV Northwest Indiana Office
101 E. 90th Drive, Suite B
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone 219.769.3300
Fax 219.769.3355
Melanie M. Dunajeski | 219.769.3300 Vcard
Legal Assistant: TBA
Melanie M. Dunajeski
Practice Areas
Employment Law
Insurance Law, Coverage and Litigation
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, B.A., Economics, 1979
Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, IN J.D., 1984
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Hoffstra University 1995
Bar Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court, 1984
Illinois 1986
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1984
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986
United States District Court of Colorado, 1986
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1986
Additional Experience
Faculty, ICLEF Trial Advocacy College 2001-2005, 2012
Faculty, ICLEF Indiana Law Update “Employment Law”, 2013, 2014
Faculty, ICLEF Advanced Insurance Law, 2012, 2014
Faculty, NBI Labor & Employment Law Update, 2013
Faculty, ICLEF Liability Insurance Law 101, Back to Basics, 2011
Women Lawyers Association
- Executive Committee, 2014
Lake County Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
- Litigation Section, Section Chair 2001-2002
- Labor and Employment Section
- Editorial Board Chair 1998-1999
- Budget Committee 2003-2004
American Bar Association
- Tort and Insurance Law Section
- Women Advocate Committee
- Labor and Employment Section
- Law Practice Management Section
- Women Rainmakers Committee
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 1998-present
- SPHR certification 1999-2005
Boards of Directors
Indiana Bar Foundation 2000-2004
Northwest Family Services 1994-1996
Munster Chamber of Commerce 2003-2006
Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 2000-2003
The Executives’ Council 1998-2007, Treasurer 2001-2006
Engaging Northwest Indiana Business Women 2008-2014
- President 2011-2012, Vice-President 2009-2011
Awards and Recognitions
Influential Women of Northwest Indiana, Law 2012
Amelia Award 2006