Melissa understands that each case is important to the client involved, and works... more
Melissa understands that each case is important to the client involved, and works diligently to address client needs and concerns. She knows that “one size fits all” is not the best approach to take so she listens closely to her clients, understands their business and develops an approach tailored to meet their specific goals. Melissa concentrates her practice in workers' compensation, e... view profile
I have always had a strong interest in helping people and representing individuals’... more
I have always had a strong interest in helping people and representing individuals’ rights. While in law school, I interned at Glenn Mills Fisher & Mahoney, PA, assisting with civil rights and employment discrimination cases. I also interned during law school at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, assisting inmates across the state with tort claims and post-conviction claims. Based on the l... view profile
As an Asheville native, I am thrilled to be back in my hometown helping employers... more
As an Asheville native, I am thrilled to be back in my hometown helping employers here and across the state. My greatest accomplishment and challenge is being a mom to my two daughters. I enjoy writing poetry, running and canning.
I have handled employment law matters since 1997 including 3 years as an EEOC Trial... more
I have handled employment law matters since 1997 including 3 years as an EEOC Trial Attorney. Although the majority of my practice is focused on employee side representation, I do represent, advise and counsel small to medium sized local businesses. I also represent NC state employees in proceedings before the OAH, EEOC and various courts. I served for 4 years on the Corporate Board of Director... view profile
Employment attorneys focus on the many laws concerning the relationship between employers and employees. If you feel your employer has treated you wrongly as an employee, or if you're an employer who needs to terminate an unsatisfactory employee, you may benefit from the services of an employment attorney. Some professionals, such as teachers, policemen, and pilots, belong to labor unions, which have specific negotiation and labor law procedures that protect union members. A labor attorney will know which laws apply to your particular situation and how you can take advantage of the laws to protect your rights.