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Melinda Jacobson

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Attorney Melinda Jacobson

Melinda Jacobson was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. Melinda attended Northern Illinois University where she earned a degree in political science with an emphasis in public administration as well as a minor in English.

Melinda received her Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law. While attending law school, she gained legal experience through an internship with the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office. After graduation, Melinda accepted a full time position as an assistant state's attorney for Winnebago County where she remained until she joined the team at DeRango & Cain, LLC.

Melinda's legal practice is concentrated in the areas of trafficDUIcriminal defense and defending juvenile abuse and neglect cases. Melinda represents clients throughout Northern Illinois, including Winnebago (Rockford), Boone (Belvidere), Stephenson (Freeport), and Ogle (Oregon) counties.

Areas of Practice:

  • Traffic/DUI
  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Abuse and Neglect

Bar Admission:

  • Illinois 2008


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law - J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University - B.A.