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Christine F. Mayhew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Durham, NC

Oak City Law LLP
1530 N Gregson St, Suite3E
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-455-7009
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

A partner at the law firm of Oak City Law LLP in Durham, North Carolina, Christine F. Mayhew focuses her practice on litigating employment law matters. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina and represents both employees and employers. 

With more than two decades of legal experience, Ms. Mayhew has represented clients in regard to federal and state employment laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has experience in both state and federal court and in taking on cases before the U.S. Department of Labor, the North Carolina Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

In addition, Ms. Mayhew advises clients regarding contracts such as noncompete agreements, employment and severance agreements, and confidentiality agreements. She also uses alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation.  Ms. Mayhew has some specific experience representing public school teachers and health care professionals.

Ms. Mayhew graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University in South Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1997. Later she joined the University of South Carolina School of Law to pursue her legal studies and received her doctorate in jurisprudence cum laude in 2000. 

Passionate about securing justice for her clients, Ms. Mayhew is known for her caring and empathetic approach toward her clients. She understands how daunting it can be for the clients and puts them at ease by guiding them through the legal process. She upholds their rights and liberties and has a firm commitment to their needs. 

Recognized and honored for her exceptional advocating skills, Ms. Mayhew has been featured multiple times as a Legal Elite in employment law by the Business North Carolina magazine. 

Practice Areas
Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

About Christine F. Mayhew

First Admitted: 2000, South Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2005
  • South Carolina Bar, 2000

Educational Background

  • Clemson University – B.A. in English, summa cum laude, 1997


  • NC Business Elite: Employment, 2016
  • Named a North Carolina Super Lawyer in the area of employment law every year since 2019
  • NC Business Elite: Employment, 2018
  • Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, a listing of the state's top lawyers in business-related categories, NC Business Elite: Employment, 2015
  • NC Business Elite: Employment, 2017
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Office Location for Christine F. Mayhew

1530 N Gregson St
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-455-7009

Last Updated: 8/19/2022

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