C. Melissa Owen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Tin Fulton Walker & Owen
 | 301 E. Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-338-1220
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

C. Melissa Owen is a partner in Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Focusing her practice exclusively on criminal law, she represents clients throughout the Charlotte area who have been charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to homicide. Often handling matters through all stages of the process, from pre-indictment to trial and appeal, Ms. Owen has significant experience defending clients before state and federal courts who have been accused of white collar crimes or sexual offenses. She has also appeared before the Securities and Exchange Commission representing clients who have been accused of regulatory violations.

A 1996 graduate of the University of Miami, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English, Ms. Owen attended Duquesne University School of Law, earning her law degree in 1999. Licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, she is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina.

Always seeking to stay abreast of developments in her field, Ms. Owen is an active member of several professional organizations, including the North Carolina and Mecklenburg County bar associations, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. A member of the board of directors of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc., an organization that provides representation to indigent defendants, she also serves her community as a member of the parent teacher organization board at St. Patrick Catholic School and as a member of the Dilworth Community Development Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (30%): Felony, Sex Offenses

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: Felony, Sex Offenses

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Melissa Owen

Admitted: 2002, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.tinfulton.com/attorneys/carole-melissa-owen/

Honors and Awards:

  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina, 2016
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • US News and World Report
  • Candace Reidbord Erhenworth Award, Duquesne University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair NACDL Defense of Sex Crimes Conference, 2015
  • North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee- Advisory Member, 2015
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers: Criminal Defense Section, 2011 - 2012
  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • North Carolina, 2002
  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Board, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc., 2013
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Dilworth Neighborhood Development Association
  • PTO Board, Saint Patrick Catholic School
  • Member, St. Peter's Catholic Church

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Defending Child Pornography Cases, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Speaker, Defending Sex Crimes in the Modern Age, Rowan County Bar, 2015
  • Grand Jury Subpoena Responses, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2010
  • Utilizing Experts in Child Pornography Cases, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Motions for Mis(Identification), North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2011
  • Examination of Forensic Experts in Criminal Cases, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013
  • Motions Practice, ABA Securities Fraud Conference, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America, B.A. in English, 1996
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Office Location for C. Melissa Owen

301 E. Park Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-338-1220

 

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Last Updated: 8/23/2017

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