Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced that Melanie Huffines has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as an associate attorney. She will focus her practice in civil and criminal defense.

She previously worked as a paralegal to criminal defense attorneys for five years before attending law school.

In her time at Campbell Law, she clerked with Cranfill Sumner, 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 a professor, 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.

She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Campbell University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude.