Raleigh, NC, July 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Ragsdale Liggett Attorney Melissa Brumback Earns LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Associate Accreditation
Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has met the stringent requirements for accreditation as a LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute (GCBI). The LEED Green Associate credential denotes knowledge of green design, construction and operations and is intended for professionals who demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. Because Ms. Brumback’s legal practice is focused on construction issues and the representation of design professionals, this certification will continue to build on her strong reputation in the construction law industry.
Ragsdale Liggett partner and environmental law attorney Jim Conner says, “This LEED accreditation is a substantial accomplishment, and we are pleased that Melissa consistently expands her knowledge in an already exceptional construction law practice.”
Related links: www.gbci.org; www.rl-law.org; www.constructionlawNC.com
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to green building. GBCI is committed to ensuring precision in the design, development, and implementation of measurement processes for green building performance (through project certification) and green building practice (through professional credentials and certificates).
Established in 2008 to administer certifications and professional designations within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI continues to develop new programs and offer the marketplace validation that building certifications and professional designations have met specific, rigorous criteria.
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 www.constructionlawNC.com. 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. She has served on the board of directors for R.L. Mace Universal Design Institute in Chapel Hill, NC for four years and was named president of the board in 2011.
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. Ragsdale Liggett is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies, regardless of size. The diverse real estate group handles a wide variety of 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 maintained an extraordinary reputation in civil litigation and appellate practice, enjoying significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition to practicing in such areas of insurance/reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, accountants’ liability actions, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes, Ragsdale Liggett also maintains a well respected lobbying government relations and mediation groups.
For further contact:
Melissa Brumback, 919-881-2214, firstname.lastname@example.org