Melissa Michaud

Top rated Schools & Education attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Tharrington Smith, LLP
Melissa Michaud
Tharrington Smith, LLP

Practice Areas: Schools & Education

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2009

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

Tharrington Smith, LLP

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-821-4711 Email: Melissa Michaud Visit website


Melissa Michaud is a partner in Tharrington Smith’s Education Law Section. She advises school systems regarding personnel matters, investigations, and compliance issues and represents school board clients in federal administrative investigations and in state and federal court litigation. Shortly after earning her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2004, Melissa joined Teach for America and taught middle school in eastern North Carolina. She graduated from law school in 2009 with high honors and joined Tharrington Smith in 2013. Melissa is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Education Section and currently serves as the Section’s Chair.

First Admitted: 2009, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

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Educational Background:
  • Brown University - B.S. Political Science, 2004
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina State Bar, 2009
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section, 2009
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2009

Office location for Melissa Michaud

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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