Melissa Averett Recognized by the 2018 Super Lawyers

Attorney Melissa Averett of Averett Family Law has been selected to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are chosen by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this award.


“It is an honor to be chosen for inclusion this year by Super Lawyers for my work in family law,” says Averett. “This particular recognition means a lot, since it is based on independent research and review by other attorneys. Family law is always evolving and becoming more challenging every year, so I am humbled that I was nominated by my peers.” In addition to her regular practice, Averett is on the NC Bar Executive Committee of the Family Law Council and chairs the Domestic Violence Issues Committee. Averett also speaks on family law issues locally and internationally, most recently addressing the 2017 Annual Family Law meeting of the Victoria, Australia Bar. She is scheduled to speak at the Annual Family Law meeting of the NC Family Law Bar in May, 2018.

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Averett Family Law is a small but comprehensive family law firm founded by Melissa Averett in 1998. The firm represents clients in cases involving separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and post separation support, protective orders and related family law issues, as well as estate planning and probate law. Attorney Averett is the only Certified Family Law Specialist with an office in Chatham County, however, Averett Family Law serves clients in Chatham, Orange, Durham and Wake counties in North Carolina.