Melissa Averett

Top rated Family Law attorney in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Averett Family Law
Melissa Averett
Averett Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1998

Education: North Carolina Central University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

Averett Family Law

101 Conner Dr
Ste 402
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Visit website


With more than 24 years of experience in the legal profession, Melissa Averett is the managing attorney of the firm Averett Family Law. Working out of the firm located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she strives to find unique and creative resolutions for legal matters involving:

· Divorce and child custody

· Family law contracts

· Marital torts

· Personal injury

· Estate planning and probate law

· Protective orders

Ms. Averett is a board-certified family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and is well-known as a passionate and fierce attorney. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in dramatic arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1998, she secured a law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. 

A strong champion of her client’s rights, Ms. Averett effectively handles both trials and negotiations efficiently. Rated 10/10 on Avvo, she has received numerous five-star reviews on the platform. She has gained a set of loyal clientele over the span of the past several years of practicing law. Her clients define her as their strong pillar of support who approaches each case with compassion and pays diligent attention to details. 

Matrimonial law is an area of practice that demands the qualities of sensitivity and empathy of its practitioners, which Ms. Averett possesses. She makes it a practice to impart her knowledge to others by participating in family law conferences and continuing legal education seminars. As a member of The National Crime Victim Bar Association, she is often called upon to give testimonies as an expert witness in cases of domestic violence.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1998, North Carolina

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Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A. in Dramatic Arts, concentration in English, 3.3 GPA, 1982 – 1986
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer
  •  Magna cum laude, 3.3 GPA, 1994 – 1998, North Carolina Central University School of Law Evening Program Durham, North Carolina
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Executive Committee: term July 2017-2020 Domestic Violence Committee Chair- July 2016 to present
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association, Member

Office location for Melissa Averett

101 Conner Dr
Ste 402
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: 919-903-9442


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2024

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