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 college, Melissa stayed primarily 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 a total of 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 Bar, The North Carolina Bar Association, The Tenth Judicial District Bar, and The Wake County Bar. Melissa is an active member and member ambassador of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a member of Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association, and a member of the Town of Fuquay-Varina Downtown Development Committee. In addition, Melissa is a member of the Development Committee of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Melissa practices primarily in Wake, Harnett, and Johnston Counties, and she aims to provide quality legal services at a small-town price. Melissa’s primary passion is family law, but her law practice also encompasses business law, simple estate planning, and general civil litigation. If you need assistance in any of these areas, Melissa would be happy to schedule a $99 one-hour initial consultation with you.
Melissa and her husband John have lived in Fuquay-Varina for nearly eleven years. They enjoy trying new local restaurants and breweries and love to spend time with friends, and their dogs, Karma and Kyle. In her “spare” time, Melissa enjoys quilting for family and friends.