Melissa Dewey Brumback

Melissa Dewey Brumback

Protecting and Defending Engineers & Architects
  • Construction Law, Insurance Defense, Arbitration & Mediation...
  • Eastern District of NC, Middle District of NC, North Carolina, Western District of NC
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Melissa Dewey Brumback is an AV-rated litigation partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, where she focuses her practice on defending and protecting engineers and architects in both construction law and business disputes. 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. 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. She also blogs on construction matters at http://www.constructionlawNC.com. In addition to construction cases, Melissa negotiates contracts and professional service agreements for design professionals, handles commercial litigation, and business torts. Melissa also heads the creditorâs rights/collections practice group at Ragsdale Liggett.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Collections
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of NC
Middle District of NC
North Carolina
Western District of NC
4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner/Attorney
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
- Current
Attorney
Stuart Law Firm PLLC
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Gressman-Pollitt Appellate Advocacy Award (Best Oral Argument)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. | English
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Honors: Honors and Highest Distinction
Corning Community College
A.A. | Liberal Arts
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Honors: Honors, Communication Award for Excellence, Humanities Scholarship Award, Government/History Award, Commencement Speaker
Awards
Super Lawyer- Construction Litigation
Super Lawyers ®
Legal Elite-Construction
Business North Carolina
Super Lawyer- Construction Litigation
Super Lawyers ®
Legal Elite in Construction
Business North Carolina magazine
Super Lawyers ® Rising Star in Construction Litigation
Super Lawyers ®
Super Lawyers ® Rising Star in Construction Litigation
Super Lawyers ®
Best Construction Blog
Design and Construction Report
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®
Triangle Impact Law Leader
Business Leader Magazine
40 Under 40 Leadership Award
Triangle Business Journal
Professional Associations
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance- Journal of American Law
Editorial Board
- Current
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Member
- Current
NC Association of Defense Attorneys
Member
- Current
Defense Research Institute
Member
- Current
North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
NC Association of Women Attorneys
Member/Former Career Support Chair
- Current
American Bar Association
Member/Former YLD Newsletter Associate Editor
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
- Current
Wake County Bar Association
Member
- Current
10th Judicial District
Member
- Current
AIA- Triangle Chapter
CEU: Keeping Your House in Order
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NC Society of Surveyors-Central Chapter
CEU: Building And Protecting Your Business And Your Future: Contract, Collect, and Protect
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10th Judicial District Grievance Committee
Chair/Member
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RL Mace Universal Design Institute
President/Chairman of the Board
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Construction Superconference
CEU: Re-Building America’s Infrastructure: An Inside Look at the New Contract Forms Released and Currently Being Developed by EJCDC from Traditional Design-Bid-Build to DBOM and P3
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Professional Engineers of North Carolina
CEU: 7 Critical Mistakes Engineers Make that Sabotage Their Projects & Invite Litigation
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ACEC/American Councel of Engineering Companies
CEU: 7 Critical Mistakes Engineers Make that Sabotage Their Projects & Invite Litigation
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Professional Engineers of North Carolina
CEU: Best Business Practices that Ensure You Get Paid
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North Carolina Jaycees
General Counsel
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Publications
Articles & Publications
You Mean They Can Do That?
Construction Law Musings
The Construction Contract: 3 Essential Rules
A/E ProNet
Private, Single Panel Arbitration: A Better Way to Resolve Construction Disputes?
Construction Law Musings
Private, Single Panel Arbitration: A Better Way to Resolve Engineering Disputes with the Owner?
The Professional Engineer Magazine
It's Always the Cover-Up that Gets You
Construction Law Musings
Specialized Certification for Engineers: a Necessity?
The Professional Engineer Magazine (PENC)
Private Arbitration: A Better Way to Resolve Construction Disputes?
A/E ProNet
Court of Appeals Finds Applicable Coverage Under CGL Policies Despite Exclusionary Language
North Carolina Insurance Law
Contract Necessities: Don't Leave Home Without 'em!
Construction Law Musings
The ABCs of Lien Laws in North Carolina
The Lien & Credit Journal
Be Wary of "Gentlemen's Agreements" in Construction
Construction Law Musings
Construction Law Notes
Construction Law in North Carolina Blog
Certifications
LEED Green Associate
US Green Building Council
Toastmaster Competent Communicator
Toastmasters
Social Media
Contact & Map
2840 Plaza Place
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27612
USA
Telephone: (919) 881-2214
Telephone: (919) 787-5200
Fax: (919) 783-8991