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Attorney Melissa Brumback's Blog Named Best Overall Blog in the Construction Industry

Ragsdale Liggett PLLC attorney Melisaa Brumback was selected among dozens of competitors to win the Best Construction Blog.

Raleigh, NC, March 27, 2011 --( Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at the law firm, was selected from dozens of entries from around the country to win the “Best Construction Blog” competition for her “Construction Law in North Carolina” blog (

The popular event was opened to architects, engineers, lawyers, designers and other construction professionals for both entries and voting. The contest was held by Design and Construction Report, a division of Construction News and Report Group of Companies.

A panel of five industry consultants judged the contest, basing their decision on the criteria of graphics, content, frequency and interaction as well as popular vote which was opened to all users and additionally represented the blogger’s ability to engage and rally his/her community.

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About Design and Construction Reports:
Design and Construction Reports is a division of The Construction News and Report Group of Companies which publishes several monthly construction newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. Its website is dedicated to online versions of the publications reaching more than 100,000 readers each month with unique regional construction information and articles of national interests.

About Melissa Brumback:
Ms. Brumback is partner in the law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh whose practice areas include construction law and civil litigation. She blogs on construction issues at She received a B.A. degree with honors and highest distinction and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Brumback is admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina; the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U. S. Supreme Court. Ms. Brumback is a member of the Wake County, North Carolina and American Bar Associations; the North Carolina State Bar; the Defense Research Institute; and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Melissa serves as Vice Chair on the 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee.

She also maintains membership in the Construction Law and Litigation sections of the NCBA and the ABA and is a member of the NCBA Design Professionals Liaison Committee. In 2006 Ms. Brumback was named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and in 2008, she was named a “Triangle Impact Law Leader” by Business Leader magazine. In 2010, she received an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, the highest rating of Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell. In 2011 Melissa was named Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, Legal which publishes Super Lawyers magazine.

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, as well as experienced non-lawyer professionals. 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, accountant liability actions, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes. In addition to its equine law, environmental law and mediation practices, the firm has formally established a lobbying and government relations group comprised of both lawyer and non-lawyer professionals that represent client interests before the North Carolina General Assembly, the executive branch and various state agencies. For more information, please call (919) 787-5200 or view the firm's Web site at

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