Attorney Melissa Brumback is on Faculty for Strafford Publications Construction Law Webinar

Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at the law firm, is a featured speaker for a webinar/teleconference for construction and real estate legal counsel. The webinar, “Drafting Construction Contracts: Key Provisions and Common Pitfalls” will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The panel will explain common pitfalls that arise when enforcing contracts and provide best practices for counsel to owners, design professionals and contractors to mitigate risk and resolve contract disputes. The webinar is eligible for at least 1.5 CLE credits (depending on state rules).

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 has represented architects, engineers, contractors and developers. She maintains an award-winning blog,, which discusses construction law issues in North Carolina.

About Strafford Publications:

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Strafford has a long-standing commitment to helping attorneys and business professionals get the information they need to stay on the cutting edge. Supporting the legal, tax, accounting and security professions, Strafford offers high-quality publications and CLE and CPE continuing education programs. Faculty and advisory boards include carefully selected leaders in their fields who bring critical knowledge and insights on current issues and the latest developments.

About Melissa 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. 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.

Melissa 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.

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. 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 and 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 well respected lobbying and mediation groups. The firm 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 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.