Melissa Hill

Melissa Hill

Tharrington Smith
  • Criminal Law
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Melissa Hill is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984. She also attended law school at UNC, where she was admitted to the Order of the Coif, was on the North Carolina Law Review and received her J.D. with honors in 1987. Ms. Hill is the author of Tennessee v. Garner - The Use of Deadly Force to Arrest as an Unreasonable Search and Seizure, 65 N.C.L. Rev. 155 (1986); and Branch Banking & Trust Company v. Wright - Creditors Rights to Entireties Property Awarded to Nondebtor Spouse Upon Divorce, 64 N.C.L. Rev. 1471 (1986). Ms. Hill joined Tharrington Smith in 1987 and practices criminal and civil litigation in state and federal courts in North Carolina as well as in other states. She has earned the top rating (AV®) in Martindale Hubbell. She is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American, North Carolina, and Wake County bar associations, and formerly served as an officer on the North Carolina Bar Association's Criminal Justice Council.

Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1987)
Honors: With honors. Order of the Coif.
Activities: North Carolina Law Review
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1984)
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Experience
Tharrington Smith
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Branch Banking & Trust Company v. Wright - Creditors Rights to Entireties Property Awarded to Nondebtor Spouse Upon Divorce
64 N.C.L. Rev. 1471
Tennessee v. Garner - The Use of Deadly Force to Arrest as an Unreasonable Search and Seizure
65 N.C.L. Rev. 155
Awards
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AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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American Bar Association
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Wake County Bar Association
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina Bar Association's Criminal Justice Council
Officer
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Licensing Boards Discipline
Languages
  • English
Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Road, Suite 1800
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711