Melanie Pfeiffer, Raleigh Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Melanie Pfeifer
Raleigh Divorce Attorney

Meet Melanie Pfeifer

Melanie Pfeifer is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She holds a Masters of International Studies with a concentration in public administration from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German Studies from UNC Chapel Hill with honors. Melanie limits her practice exclusively to issues impacting families, their marriages, and their children.

Melanie’s love of working with her clients to creatively solve complex issues that achieve lasting outcomes was well established in a prior career in the private healthcare arena. Working one-on-one with clients and facing difficult issues head-on is a challenge Melanie enjoys. Leading her clients through the complexities of the domestic legal landscape successfully is why she loves family law.

Melanie is admitted to practice by the North Carolina State Bar. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, and the 10th Judicial District Bar. Melanie has a young son and together they care for their pup Neville and two crazy kittens.


  • North Carolina State Bar, 2016


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC
    Juris Doctor, May 2016
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    Master of International Studies (Concentration in Public Administration), December 2005
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German Studies, with honors, May 2003

Memberships & Associations:

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member, since 2016
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Member, since 2016
  • Professional Vitality Committee Member, North Carolina Bar Association, 2019-2020
  • Women in the Profession Committee Member, North Carolina Bar Association, 2019-2020

Professional Dedication:

  • 4All Service Day Volunteer Attorney, North Carolina Bar Foundation, May 2020
  • Lawyer on the Line Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2018-present
  • The Childs Advocate Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2019-present


  • Daphne Edwards Divorce & Family Law, 2020
  • Tharrington Smith, 2018-2020
  • Melanie Pfeifer Law, 2016-2018
  • Graber Law Firm & Palme’ Law Firm; Associate, 2017
  • Management Services On-Call, Inc., Chapel Hill, 2002-2018
    • In-House Counsel, Client Services, 2016-2018
    • Director of Client Relations, 2008-2013
    • Director of Operations, 2004-2008
    • Accounts Specialist 2002-2004


  • Council for Children’s Rights, Summer Intern 2015
  • Professor Thomas Kelley, University of North Carolina School of Law, Winter Research Assistant 2014-2015
  • NicholsonPham, PLLC, Summer Intern 2014
  • Judge James A. Wynn, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Summer Extern 2014


Schedule an initial consultation with Melanie, use the contact below, email her at or call her at 919-838-7160.

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