- Construction Law
- Civil Litigation
Corning Community College, A.A., with honors, 1992; University of Manchester, England; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., English, with honors and highest distinction, 1994
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1998
1998, North Carolina; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
Wake County, 10th Judicial District Bar, North Carolina (member, Litigation and Construction Sections) and American Bar (member, Litigation and Construction sections) Associations. Defense Research Institute. North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys (Construction Law Section).
Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Golden Key National Honor Society. New York State Regents Scholar. Recipient: Communication Award for Excellence; Humanities Scholarship Award; History/Government/Geography Award; Gressman-Pollitt Appellate Advocacy Award. Visiting Student in Faculty of Law, University of Manchester, England, 1997. General Counsel to North Carolina Jaycees 2007-08. YLD Associate Editor of The Affiliate, 2006-08 of American Bar Association. Member of N.C. Association of Women Attorneys, since 1998 and previously served as Chair on Career Support Committee and Wake County Women Attorneys subcommittee and Secretary. Co-chair, YLD Newsletter Committee and served on committees for Poverty Issues; Law 101; Task Force; Law Day and Pro Bono for the North Carolina Bar Association. Public Service and Lawyers in Schools Committees for Wake County Bar Association. Chair of Grievance Committee of 10th Judicial District Bar and served previously as Vice-Chair with committee membership since 2009. RL Mace Universal Design Institute board member since 2008, current President and previous Vice President. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate, 2011. Triangle Impact Law Leader by Business Leader Magazine. Award Winning Construction blog and construction newsletter. Melissa Brumback is a frequent presenter of CEU Construction Law topics and has written a dozen Construction Law articles.
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