Melanie Huffines joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) in 2019 after graduating magna cum laude from Campbell University School of Law.  An associate in the Wilmington office, Melanie’s practice is focused on both civil and criminal defense. She serves on the CSH Law COVID-19 Response Team.

Melanie’s dedication to the profession began in college when she worked as an intern in a law firm.  She then was a paralegal to criminal defense attorneys for 5 years before attending law school.  In her time at Campbell Law, she clerked with CSH Law, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and Toshiba.  She was a member of Campbell’s National Moot Court Team, an editor on the Campbell Law Review, a teaching scholar for Torts professor Lisa Lukasik, President of the Public Interest Law Student Association, received two writing awards in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and was inducted into the Order of Old Kivett.

A North Carolina native and mother of two cats, Melanie is passionate about providing her clients with fierce advocacy and the best possible resolution to disputes.

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CSH Law Attorneys Volunteer for Legal Aid Eviction Project

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In May 2020, Legal Aid of North Carolina launched an effort to help North Carolinians who were struggling to pay rent and were facing eviction. Legal Aid paired available emergency financial support with a search for volunteer attorneys from across the state who could help negotiate past and future payments with landlords.… Read More