Attorney Melissa Brumback Speaks at NC Association of Defense Attorneys Fall Seminar

Ragsdale Liggett partner, Melissa Dewey Brumback is Construction Law section presenter at the Fall Seminar of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.

Raleigh, NC, September 28, 2011 --( Attorney Melissa Brumback, a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, will speak at the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Fall Seminar in Greensboro, NC on October 14, 2011. Ms. Brumback is the presenter for Construction Law section. Her session addresses the Best Practices for Minimizing Risk in Construction Contracts and includes negotiating key contract terms, managing changes during the project, terminating the contract and preparing for a claim.

Ms. Brumback is a seasoned construction law litigation attorney who has handled all sizes of construction cases including multi-million dollar and multi-prime contracts. She represents architects, engineers, contractors and owners. Melissa maintains a blog that discusses construction law issues in North Carolina (

The Fall Seminar is an all day event providing meaningful education and awards, 6.5 CLE hours and 6 hours insurance credits. The seminar will be held at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center.

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About North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys:
The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys brings together civil trial attorneys to promote the administration of justice, the exchange of information, ideas, and litigation techniques, and to strengthen the practice, improve the skills, and enhances the knowledge of lawyers defending individuals and businesses in North Carolina. Much of the work of the NCADA is accomplished through its committees and practice groups. There are currently eight practice groups, as well as the Young Lawyers group and the newly formed Paralegal Division.

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.

Melissa recently received the LEED Green Associate accreditation by the Green Building Certification Institute (GCBI). 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. She has been named Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, Legal which publishes SuperLawyers® 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,

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