Ragsdale Liggett PLLC Partner Receives 40 Under 40 Leadership Award

RALEIGH, N.C. – Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that Melissa Dewey Brumback, a lawyer in the firm’s litigation department, was recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, which honors up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community. Recipients of this award are selected based on the leaders' business accomplishments, community involvement and future goals. Brumback was recognized at a presentation of awards dinner on Friday, April 21, at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.

“I am pleased to receive this prestigious award and be named among the top young leaders in the Triangle,” said Brumback. “It is an honor to be recognized by my peers and I am grateful for their continued support.”

About Melissa Dewey Brumback:

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. 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 also heads the creditor’s rights/collections practice group at Ragsdale-Liggett. Admitted in all State and Federal Courts in North Carolina, Melissa is a member of the American, North Carolina, and Wake County Bar Associations, as well as the 10th Judicial District. She maintains memberships in Wake Women Attorneys, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute.

Melissa grew up in the Corning/Elmira area of upstate New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Phi Beta Kappa honors and highest distinction in 1994. Desiring a challenging, exciting career that would put her writing and speaking skills to good use, Melissa obtained her Juris Doctor in 1998 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was awarded a Gressman-Pollitt Appellate Advocacy Award. She has studied as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester, England School of Law. She currently resides in Chapel Hill with her husband, Stephen.

About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC:

The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas.  Known for their innovations in the arena of corporate law, Ragsdale Liggett lawyers are equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies ranging in size from small local businesses to national financial institutions and large international insurance conglomerates.  The diverse real estate practice group at Ragsdale Liggett handles a wide variety of real estate transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions, and the privatization of university student housing.  Since its formation in 1972, the firm has developed an extraordinary reputation in the area of civil litigation and has enjoyed significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court in areas with far-reaching implications, such as insurance/reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes.  For more information please call (919) 787-5200 or view the firm's Web site at http://www.rl-law.com.

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