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Melissa J. Mitchell

Melissa J. Mitchell

Raleigh, North Carolina
(919) 876-4707
(919) 561-6735
Attorney Melissa J. Mitchell has lived in North Carolina all her life.  She received her Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011 and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.  She spent the year before law school teaching orchestra to children aged seven through eleven in an afterschool music program in Wake County.  She joined the firm in August 2016 and primarily practices in the fields of immigration and family law.  In her free time, attorney Mitchell enjoys playing music (piano and percussion), reading, and spending time with her orange tabby cat Abby.

La abogada Melissa J. Mitchell ha vivido en Carolina del Norte toda su vida. Recibió su licenciatura de Música en Educación en la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Greensboro en el año 2011, y su Doctorado en Derecho en la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Chapel Hill en el año 2015. Ella paso el año antes de ingresar a su doctorado en leyes, enseñando orquestra a niños entre siete y once años después de su escuela, en Wake County. Melissa se unió a la firma en agosto 2016, y principalmente practica en el área de inmigración y derecho de familia. En su tiempo libre, la abogada Melissa disfruta tocar música (piano y percusión), leer y pasar tiempo con su gata anaranjada Abby.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Immigration Law
  • 9% Family Law
  • 1% Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Notary Public, North Carolina Secretary of State, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2015


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: First Amendment Law Review, Member, 2013 - 2014
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina - 2011
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Bachelor of Music in Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Pharr Law, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2018 - 2019
  • Law Offices of Paul A. Suhr, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2016 - 2018


  • English (Primary)


  • Sigma Alpha Iota

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Paul A. Suhr
7200 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 876-4707
Fax: (919) 876-4237
E-mail: [email protected]