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I have much experience in the criminal court system in North Carolina.  I have worked as a prosecutor and defense attorney.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    8 years
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
    8 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 5%
    7 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 4%
  5. Juvenile: 1%
    11 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Lee Hearp

    Melissa is an extremely hardworking and zealous attorney for her clients. I have worked with Mrs Holliday as a prosecutor and as she helped out good people that found themselves in tough problems on the criminal defense side. Mrs Holliday will work hard on your case and get you the best results possible.


    Mark Hearp Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Kenneth D. Burns

    I endorse this lawyer. Melissa is knowledgeable and experienced. She can very quickly determine what the issues are and can get the job done.


    Kenneth Burns Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
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Contact info

Po Box 532
Jamesville, NC, 27846-0532


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMelissa C. Holliday, Attorney at Law2012 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderCumberland County NC Public Defender's Office2007 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneyCumberland County Disctrict Attorneys' Office2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Junior Women's AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Ruritan ClubDistrict Secretary2014 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AN/A2009
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Campbell UniversitySocial WorkBSW2001
Liberty UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBAN/A