Paul E. Rauch, Ph.D.
Founding & Managing Partner

Christopher T. Sorce
Intellectual Property

Melanie Jo Triebel
Commercial Litigation

Melanie Jo Triebel

Commercial Litigation Attorney

T 312-876-1400   |  F 978-268-8715


Melanie Jo Triebel's practice focuses on the litigation of complex commercial cases and class actions, as well as information litigation, including trademark, defamation and commercial disparagement, unfair competition, and misappropriation. Ms. Triebel is also experienced in insurance and reinsurance matters. She has argued disputes in federal and state courts and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration.

Ms. Triebel has considerable experience in critical motions and appeals. She has briefed and argued numerous appeals, as well as summary judgment motions, oppositions to motions for class certification, motions to dismiss, motions to remand, and others. In addition to the clients Ms. Triebel has represented in appeals before state courts, federal courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Ms. Triebel has also served as counsel to amicus curie in various cases. She has represented non-profit and trade organizations such as the Reinsurance Association of America and Pacific Legal Foundation before state and federal appellate courts.

Ms. Triebel graduated summa cum laude from Chapman University School of Law where she was valedictorian and served as editor of the Chapman Law Review. After graduating law school, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roland S.W. Lew, United States District Court, Central District of California. Prior to joining Evan Law Group, Ms. Triebel practiced law at Sidley Austin in Chicago and O'Melveny & Myers in California.

In addition to her practice, Melanie has made a commitment to Pro Bono work, assisting those who cannot afford representation. In recognition of her efforts in representing the homeless, she received the prestigious Outstanding Service Award from the Public Law Center in Orange County, California.


  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois and California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Chapman University School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2002
  • Chapman University, B.A. Music, cum laude, 1999


  • Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ARIAS U.S. AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Federalist Society


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