Morningstar Law Group – Raleigh Law Firm – Durham NC Attorneys

Marie Farmer is an employment and litigation lawyer in Morningstar’s Raleigh office.  Marie loves to track down the answer to obscure and complex legal questions, and then transform legal analysis into practical action for clients and effective arguments to courts.  Before joining Morningstar Law Group, Marie worked in the University of North Carolina’s Office of Legal Counsel where she provided litigation support and assisted with matters involving constitutional law, business operations and transactions, healthcare law, student matters, employment law, administrative law, intellectual property, and regulatory matters.

Marie earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as Secretary and President of the Broun National Trial Team (BNTT). While attending UNC Law, Marie was awarded Best Advocate in the 2017 BNTT tryouts and provided the opening statements for her team’s win in the 2017 San Diego Defense Lawyers Association’s mock trial competition. Through the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, she also gained experience representing clients with contract disputes.  Marie also  gained significant legal experience through her work with the North Carolina Solicitor General’s Office, Wake County Office of the Public Defender, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and several private law firms in North Carolina.


When she is not working, Marie enjoys spending time with her husband, cats, and dog.

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  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2019)
    Broun National Trial Team (BNTT). Holderness Moot Court Team – National Team. Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award Recipient. UNC Innocence Project
  • University of Florida, B.A., Criminology and Law, Philosophy (2016)


  • North Carolina State Bar (2019)