Melanie Weires

Melanie Weires

Melanie Weires brings over 15 years of business experience in highly regulated industries, including banking and insurance, to VanDerGinst Law. She combines her education and work experience to bring a highly-skilled, integrated, and strategic approach to all aspects of the firm.

Mrs. Weires graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clarke College (now Clarke University) in Dubuque, IA in 2009 with a B.A. in Business Administration and an emphasis in marketing. Her focus is on process, procedure, data tracking and analysis to better understand the needs of our clients to improve staff efficiency and productivity. She continues to stay on top of current trends via ongoing education and organizational memberships. She previously held the role of Chief Marketing Officer at VanDerGinst Law before transitioning to Chief Operating Officer.

Personally, she is an avid supporter of causes near and dear to her heart including the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, and local animal shelters. She is a past board member of the Dubuque Jaycees and has served on many non-profit marketing committees. She currently resides in the Quad Cities with her husband, Craig, and their rescue dogs, Joby and Cooper. She is also step-mother to Isaac.



Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration – Emphasis in Marketing



  • Media Buying; Media Buying Academy, 2008
  • Email Marketing; Constant Contact, 2013
  • Social Media, iMedia, 2012

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