Marissa Mugan is an Associate Attorney in our Raleigh office. She is currently awaiting bar results. Once licensed, she will represent clients in all areas of family law including child custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, equitable distribution, divorce, mediation, separation agreements, and adoptions.
Hear from Marissa in her own words, why she became a family law attorney:
The origins of my interest in a career in the law began while I attended Boston College, where I earned my B.A. in History. BC’s academic curriculum deepened my passion for serving others by allowing me to integrate giving back to my local community into my week-to-week schedule. I had the opportunity to volunteer with a non-profit organization to provide after-school programming for Boston Public School children centered around academic enrichment, family engagement, and tennis instruction. Working with my students through their academic and personal issues, I was able to learn to view challenges from their unique perspectives.
Accompanied by a greater appreciation and understanding of the complexities and legal challenges that children and their families may face, I pursued and earned my J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. While in law school, I served on the editorial board of the North Carolina Law Review, where I honed my legal research and writing skills, and as a certified law student in the Startup NC Law Clinic. My internships, with an agency of the federal government and an appellate court judge, coupled with the experiential education offered by UNC Law has shaped me into an effective listener and advocate for your family’s legal needs and future estate planning.
I am aware that each and every client is unique. I will always prioritize providing you with a compassionate, listening ear and will assist you in devising a plan that meets your individualized needs in order to achieve your long-term goals.
In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga and continuing my hunt for the best pizza in Raleigh.
J.D., The University of North Carolina School of Law
- Contributing Editor, North Carolina Law Review
BA History, Boston College