Advising 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.
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.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2009
North Carolina Law Review, Editor, Staff Member
Juvenile Justice Clinic, Student Lawyer
UNC Law Pro Bono Board, Member
B.S. Political Science, 2004
North Carolina Bar 2009
Wake County Bar Association
10th Judicial District Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Education Law Section Member
Young Lawyers Division Member
North Carolina State Bar, Member, 2009
North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section Member
Chair 2019 to present
CLE Planning Committee 2015-2016
CLE Presenter, 2014
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Rising Star, 2018, 2019
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