About Melodi


Attorney Melodi R. Hayes graduated from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1987 receiving a Juris Doctor. She worked in general practice in Winston-Salem, NC for her first years after completing law school, and subsequently worked for the District Attorney’s office in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties for several years after leaving Winston-Salem. In 1994, Ms. Hayes moved to Wilmington, NC where she began her solo practice in the family law area.

Prior to receiving her J.D., Ms. Hayes received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1977 and practiced critical care nursing for several years in academic medical centers in Chapel Hill, NC, Nashville, TN, Winston Salem, NC, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She has consistently maintained a current nursing license, and remains current to date.

Ms. Hayes says there is a natural crossover from nursing to family law because in both cases, families are dealing with sometimes traumatic events that leave their lives spiraling out of control. At the Law Office of Melodi R. Hayes, each client’s needs are addressed as they are guided through every step of the legal process until all issues are resolved. Call the Law Office of Melodi R. Hayes today at 910-762-4540 and let THEM start working for you!