Attorney Melissa Brumback is Speaker for American Council of Engineering Companies Legal Webinar

Ragsdale Liggett Attorney, Melissa Dewey Brumback will present "Seven Critical Mistakes Engineers Make During Contract Negotiation and Project Execution" for the American Council of Engineering Companies webinar on April 11, 2013.

Raleigh, NC, April 04, 2013 --( Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at the law firm, will conduct a webinar for the American Council of Engineering Companies to be held on April 11, 2013. “Seven Critical Mistakes Engineers Make During Contract Negotiation and Project Execution” is a 90 minute discussion which will detail the common mistakes that lead to litigation, provide practical advice on ways to prevent those mistakes and prepare a company for a vigorous defense of any lawsuit that may be filed.

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 routinely presents legal issues and discussions before architects, engineers, contractors and owners audiences. She is LEED-certified and maintains an award-winning blog,, which discusses construction law issues in North Carolina.

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About American Council of Engineering Companies:
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members, numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country, are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

About Melissa Dewey Brumback:
Melissa Brumback is partner in the law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in Raleigh whose practice areas include construction law and civil litigation. She serves as President on the Board of Directors for R.L. Mace Universal Design Institute in Chapel Hill, NC where she has been a board member for four years. Melissa has earned the LEED Green Associate accreditation by the Green Building Certification Institute (GCBI). Melissa is a frequent CLE presenter and speaker in the construction law arena and blogs on construction issues at her award-winning blog, Construction Law in North Carolina (

Melissa has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, the highest lawyer rating of Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, she was named “Legal Elite” in construction law, a peer review award conducted by Business North Carolina magazine among the North Carolina Bar membership of 20,000 lawyers. She has twice been named Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, Legal, publisher of Super Lawyers magazine. In 2008, she was named a “Triangle Impact Law Leader” by Business Leader magazine and she was named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2006, an award which honors the best and brightest of the Triangle’s rising leaders.

Melissa 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. She 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 also serves as Chair on the 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee.
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