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Michele Livingstone

t: 704.342.5335

Michele focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation matters.


A member of the Litigation Section, Michele handles cases in both state and federal courts. She represents businesses and professionals in matters involving tort and contractual liability, professional negligence, and property disputes. She also has experience representing governmental entities in litigation in state, federal, and appellate courts on a variety of issues including police practices and issues arising under the North Carolina State Constitution.

In 2022, Michele was honored with the Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the North Carolina Bar Association and is active in the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

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Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2016

Santa Clara University, B.S. in Political Science and Economics, 2013

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Icons and Phenoms list, 2024

Recognized as a Young Attorney Spotlight for Attorney at Law Magazine: Personality and Tenacity, NC Triangle Edition, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2023

Received the North Carolina Bar Association’s Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2022

Received the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division’s Star of the Quarter (two-time recipient), 2020-2021

Received the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division’s Altruist Award for Legal Feeding Frenzy, 2022

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division; Legal Feeding Frenzy (Marketing Director 2018-2019; Co-Chair 2019-2021); Community Outreach Division Director (2021-2023); Administrative Division Director (2023-2024)

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

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