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Legal assistance in real estate and estate planning in Yorkville, Illinois
Melissa A. Maye
  • Attorney


Yorkville, IL






Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Corporate transactional
  • HIPPA Compliance


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - 1991
  • Regis University, Denver, Colorado
    • B.S. - 1988
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Minor: Economics
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
    • Major: Creative Writing

Published Works

  • "HIPPA Policies and Procedures Manual - A Guide to Compliance with State and Federal Privacy and Security Requirements", September, 2013
  • "The Three "B's" of Horses - Buying, Boarding and Breeding - Equine Transactions Which Should Always Have a Written Contract", Illinois State Bar Association, Hot Topics in Animal Law, June, 2012
  • "Hold Your Horses - Livestock Liability and You", Illinois State Bar Association, Hot Topics in Animal Law, June, 2009
  • "Guns in the Schools - Who is Responsible For the Kids?", Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee, and the Coordinating Committee on Gun Violence, presented at the American Bar Association/TIPS Guns & Media Violence Seminar, Beverly Hills, CA, February, 2001
  • "Demons in Your Keyboard - Computer Liability/Internet Issues for Schools", Presented at numerous Academy-accredited seminars throughout Illinois from 1998 to present
  • "Internet Liability - The Newest Legal Realm", Administrators' Academy for CE credit, Iroquois-Kankakee District, February, 1999
  • "Students, Teachers & Discipline", Bradley School District 61 Teachers Institute, October 9, 1998
  • "Insurance Law", Illinois School Law, Chapter 8, IICLE, June, 1998
  • "Working with Law Firms - Communication is the Key", ACLI National Legal Section Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the State Appellate Defender, Assistant Defender, August 2005 - April 2013
  • Law Office of Melissa Anne Maye, P.C., Attorney, August 1998 - August 2005
  • Waubonsee Community College, Adjunct Professor, August 1998 - August 1999
  • Brokers' Risk Placement Service, Inc., Manager, E&O Underwriting Department and Claims, Attorney School Board Legal Liability Program, March 1997 - August 1998
  • Trustees E&O Underwriting Manager, Manager, January 1980
  • School Board Legal Liability Program, Claims Attorney, July 1996 - March 1997
  • Cotton States Insurance Company, Claims Counsel, June 1995 - July 1996; Corporate Counsel, November 1991 - June 1995
  • McKenzie & McPhail, Associate, May 1990 - September 1991

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