Passion. Experience. Diligence.
Melissa has lived in North Carolina since she was seven years old, raised in the small town of Four Oaks. She graduated from South Johnston High School and then attended North Carolina State University where she completed her undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology with a Criminal Justice Concentration.
After graduating from North Carolina State University, Melissa opted to remain in the Raleigh area. She worked in various levels of State and Local government as a Case Manager with both the State of North Carolina and Wake County Child Support Enforcement. After having worked in Child Support Enforcement for nearly nine years, she chose to leave her full-time job to attend North Carolina Central University School of Law. For two summers during law school, Melissa was an intern at the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, where she worked in both the Special Litigation and Public Assistance Divisions.
Melissa is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, and is an active member of The North Carolina State Bar, The North Carolina Bar Association, The Tenth Judicial District Bar, and The Wake County Bar Association. Melissa is a former member of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association. In addition, Melissa is a former member of the Development Committee of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Melissa practices primarily in Wake County, but also handles matters in Harnett County. Her aim is to provide quality legal services at a small-town price. Melissa’s passion is family law, and if you need assistance, she would be happy to schedule a $199 one-hour initial consultation with you.
Melissa and her husband John have lived in Fuquay-Varina for nearly fifteen years. They enjoy trying new local restaurants and breweries and love to spend time with friends, and their rescued German Shepherds, Karen and Kyle. In her “spare” time, Melissa enjoys quilting for family and friends.
Licensed in North Carolina
North Carolina State University
B.S. Applied Sociology with a Criminal Justice Concentration, 1995
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015
Activities & Affiliations
- North Carolina Bar Association, Member
- Wake County Bar Association, Member
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
- Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Former Member
- Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association, Member/Friend of Downtown
- Development Committee of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, Former Member
- North Carolina State Bar
- Tenth Judicial District Bar
University of South Carolina
B.S. in Political Science, minor in Linguistics
Hannah is a recent college graduate from the University of South Carolina where she earned
her bachelor’s degree in May of 2023 after three years of study. (WOW!) Hannah majored in Political Science with a minor in Linguistics, merging her love for world events and words alike.
Hannah has lived in North Carolina for almost seven years, attending high school in Cary until
relocating to Willow Spring after college. Prior to that she lived in a suburb of Washington D.C.
but has found that she loves the North Carolina community and cannot wait to become more
involved in the local Fuquay-Varina community as well.
In her free time, Hannah likes to cook, bake, listen to music (usually Taylor Swift), and visit new places. Her favorite place she has ever been to is Florence, Italy. The art in the museums and authentic Italian food put it at the top of her list and has inspired her to travel more in her
Hannah is excited to begin working for Fuquay-Varina Family Law where she plans on learning
as much as she can from Melissa’s expertise and joining the mission of “Serving All Families.” We are excited to have Hannah join us at Fuquay-Varina Family Law and know she will be an asset to our firm and our community.
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We know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer $199 consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. We are pleased to offer special rates for first responders, current or retired military members, educators, and healthcare providers.