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Charles Eldridge Mellies

Criminal defense Attorney at Winston Salem, NC

4.8   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Charles

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Charlie Mellies joined Dummit Fradin in 2014 and focuses his practice on criminal defense. Mr. Mellies has defended clients charged with DWI, misdemeanors, and felonies including first degree kidnapping, first degree sex offense of a child, and first degree murder.

 

Mr. Mellies graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a degree in Political Science and Sociology.  While at Wake Forest, Mr. Mellies was a three year captain of the Demon Deacon baseball team.  He received an ROTC scholarship to attend Wake Forest University School of Law where he was the executive officer of the Demon Deacon ROTC Battalion, a member of the National Trial Team, and a recipient of the Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advocacy and Ethics.  Mr. Mellies currently serves as a Captain in the 134th Legal Operations Detatchment of the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. 

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Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law
1133 West First Street
Winston Salem, NC, 27101
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney
I visited a few Law Firms for help with my Felony Case. I really needed to avoid getting any Jail time and the other Attorneys told me this was going to be very difficult, almost impossible. Even though other Attorneys thought I would lose this case, Mr. Mellies was able to lay out the facts in a way that helped him to make a deal with the DA. Instead of facing time in Jail, I got supervised probation. He's the best attorney in my opinion if you have any criminal charges. Thank you for all of your help!
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Mellies is an amazing attorney. He helped me through a difficult case and came out with great results. Mr. Mellies is professional and committed to his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
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Best Lawyer I've ever had
He's absolutely amazing and went above and beyond for everything that I ever needed. He always gave me great advice and helped me out anyway that he could. He won my case and will always be my go to attorney from here on out!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
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Thank You Charlie
Charlie Mellies is a phenomenal trial attorney, and it wouldn’t be unfair for me to say that he saved my life. Within his areas of expertise he’s probably better than or as good as any other trial attorney that you’ll find in the United States. He’s very smart, he’s very confident, and he speaks with an authoritative voice that commands the attention of every person in the courtroom. The past several months of my life were a combination of frightening, saddening, depressing and disturbing. After an ugly breakup with a crazy ex, I was presented with some very serious allegations and charges that would have been life-altering for me. For several months I endured endless court dates, continuations, and sleepless nights, and Charlie never wavered on his commitment to win the case. He and his team at the Law Office of DummitFradin worked tirelessly to unseal evidence that was critical in successfully disproving the State’s case against me and thus critical in reaching my “Not Guilty” verdict. I personally don’t expect to have any more rodeos with the judicial system, but if any of my family members ever asks me for a trial attorney recommendation, I will recommend Charlie Mellies to them because he's a winner.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2016
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Very good attorney
I feel like Charles was a really good attorney. I spoke with four attorneys before I decided on this firm. Unfortunately we never got a chance to argue the case and I honestly feel like we would have won my case. We settled on an agreement instead and I think we ending up spending a pretty decent amount of money. I agreed to the terms and I decided to sign the paperwork but I feel like we should have argued the case. I still believe Mr. Mellies is an excellent attorney and I would suggest him to anyone.
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Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Dummit Fradin
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Army
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Forsyth County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA
  • 2008

Associations

  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Santa's Helper
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • North Carolina Art of Law
  • 2016

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Legal Concerns of Gun Ownership
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • The Criminal Trial From Start to Finish
  • Getting Started: Jury Selection
  • 2016
  • The Criminal Trial From Start to Finish
  • Defense Evidence
  • 2016
  • Gun Law in North Carolina
  • Legal Concerns of Gun Ownership
  • 2015
  • Gun Law in North Carolina
  • Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners and Dealers
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (18)
Endorse Charles
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Mellies because his advocacy for clients is second to none. I would recommend his services to anyone facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a fellow member of the legal community before joining Dummit Fradin, I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Mellies in his zealous representation of clients. He attacks each case with enthusiasm, creativity and passion. Since joining our firm, I have witnessed his client relationship skills and am highly impressed. He relates to clients on a personal basis and gains their trust and confidence as they fight through the case with a team approach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlie is a skilled criminal defense attorney and does everything he can to present the best defense in your case. I endorse Charlie in all criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Mellies is a skilled trial attorney with a plethora of knowledge on how to zealously defend his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Mellies."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mellies is an experienced trial attorney with the skill and knowledge necessary to advocate effectively for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is an excellent trial attorney who cares deeply for his clients and their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mellies' intelligence, aggressiveness, and dedication to his clients make him a fantastic criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A fellow double deacon and former Wake Forest Athlete, I know Charlie personally and can attest that his legal knowledge and experience are well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Charlie on several cases. He is knowledgeable of both the law and the judicial system. His knowledge and professional work ethic make it easy for me to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a hardworking, trustworthy, and passionate attorney, especially in the courtroom. He continues to represent all of his clients zealously, while remaining a professional officer of the court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mellies is a natural trial lawyer, with great courtroom skills. He knows how to litigate a case when needed, and negotiate a case when appropriate. You will be in great hands."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlie is a dedicated attorney with an innate ability to litigate. I would highly recommend this attorney for any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Mellies is a phenomenal litigator. Mr. Mellies' legal acumen, strong legal command, and zealous advocacy make him a dynamic litigator. I strongly recommend Mr. Mellies for any criminal matter."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Mellies is an outstanding trial attorney with a wealth of knowledge and experience in criminal defense. I strongly endorse Mr. Mellies."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlie Mellies is a excellent attorney, who knows the ins and outs of criminal defense from intake to trial. I could not endorse him more highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charlie Mellies is a top notch litigator! He is outstanding in the courtroom. He will tirelessly fight for his clients. I highly recommend Charlie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have relied on Charlie's knowledge of criminal procedure and criminal law in many of my cases. He is a valuable resource and his aggressive courtroom style is extremely impressive. Charlie is a skilled and intelligent advocate who takes the time to learn the law inside and out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Mellies is an outstanding attorney who approaches each case with thoroughness and diligence. He is a strong advocate who is incredibly professional and well prepared. Mr. Mellies is able to distill the facts and the law of a criminal case in a way that makes him very effective in communicating the issues with his clients, and explaining them to a judge or jury. I strongly recommend Mr. Mellies."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly recommend Charles Mellies. He is a highly skilled litigator, extremely knowledgeable and always professional."
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