Melissa Dewey Brumback is a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, where she practices in the litigation department, concentrating on complex commercial, business and construction litigation. The bulk of Melissa’s practice consists of representing architects and engineers in construction-related claims, including construction administration and management, plan defects, testing failure claims and delay claims. She also blogs about these issues at www.constructionlawNC.com.
Melissa has represented design professionals in State and Federal courts as well as in binding arbitration, when the parties wish to avoid the formality, time, and expense of a trial. Her practice includes the defense of all sizes of claims, from residential homeowner cases to private commercial construction to multi-prime public construction projects. Melissa is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in North Carolina, as well as the 4th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to construction cases, Melissa handles commercial litigation, business disputes, and director and officer liability. Melissa also heads the creditor’s rights/collections practice group at Ragsdale Liggett.
North Carolina, 1998
Eastern, Middle, and Western District of North Carolina, 2001
U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1998
University of Manchester, Visiting Scholar, 1997
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in English 1994 (with honors and highest distinction)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Vice President, RL Mace Universal Design Institute
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Wake County Bar Association
North Carolina Women Attorneys
Wake Women Attorneys
Honors and Awards
AV Rated in Martindale Hubbell, 2010
Triangle Impact Law Leader, 2008
Triangle "40 Under 40", 2006
Areas of Practice
- Business Torts
- Commercial Law & Contracts
- Construction Law
- Products Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Real Estate
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