Melissa Dewey Brumback is an AV-rated litigation partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, where she focuses her practice on defending and protecting engineers and architects in both construction law and business disputes. The bulk of Melissa's practice consists of representing architects and engineers in construction-related claims, including construction administration and management, plan defects, testing failure claims and delay claims. Melissa has represented design professionals in State and Federal courts as well as in binding arbitration, when the parties wish to avoid the formality, time, and expense of a trial. Her practice includes the defense of all sizes of claims, from residential homeowner cases to private commercial construction to multi-prime public construction projects. Melissa is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in North Carolina, as well as the 4th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She also blogs on construction matters at http://www.constructionlawNC.com. In addition to construction cases, Melissa negotiates contracts and professional service agreements for design professionals, handles commercial litigation, and business torts. Melissa also heads the creditorâs rights/collections practice group at Ragsdale Liggett.