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Melissa H Hill

Melissa H Hill


Criminal Defense Lawyer
Tharrington Smith, LLP
Raleigh, NC
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About Melissa H Hill

Attorney Biography

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.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (100%)

Résumé - Melissa H Hill

Bar Licenses

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina
Member in Good Standing
1987

Work Experience

Tharrington Smith, LLP
1987

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
JD
1987

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
BA
1984

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Associations

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Member
North Carolina State Bar
1987

Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

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Commercial Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America
2019

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2018

Best Lawyers in America
2018

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2017

Best Lawyers in America
2017

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer
Martindale Hubbell
2016

Best Lawyers in America
2016

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2016

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2015

Best Lawyers in America
2015

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2014

Best Lawyers In America
2014

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2013

Best Lawyers In America
2013

Best Lawyers in America
2012

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2012

Best Lawyers In America
2011

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2011

Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
2010

Best Lawyers in America
2010

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Contact Melissa H Hill

Melissa H Hill
Tharrington Smith, LLP
150 Fayetteville Street Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
raleighcriminal.law
Office: 919-821-4711
Fax: 919-829-1583

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