Lon D. Meltesen
Fair Housing Division Manager, Illinois Department of Human Rights
Lon D. Meltesen is the Fair Housing Manager for the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). Lon earned a law degree from DePaul University College of Law, graduating with honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Lon served as IDHR’s Chief Legal Counsel for four years and as a staff attorney for the Department for over eleven years. His previous work experience also included working as a Research Attorney for the Supreme Court of Illinois, and as a Staff Attorney for Prairie State Legal Services in St. Charles, Illinois.