Melissa J. Smith

Melissa joined Merritt, Webb, Wilson & Caruso, PLLC in 2023. She earned her B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2022, graduating Cum Laude. At Wake Forest Law, Melissa served as an Executive Editor on the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy and was a member of the Pro Bono Honor Society. Prior to joining Merritt Webb, Melissa was an Associate at Warren, Shackleford & Thomas, PLLC, where her main focus areas were Real Estate and Civil Litigation.

Melissa is a lifelong North Carolina resident. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and caring for her pets.

Associate Attorney

Durham, North Carolina
Phone: 919-688-7393
Fax: 919-683-6323


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2019
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2022

Bar Admissions and Licenses

  • Ms. Smith is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.