Morningstar Law Group – Raleigh Law Firm – Durham NC Attorneys

Marie Farmer is a litigation lawyer who works on a wide variety of litigation and pre-litigation issues in state and federal courts. She specializes in tracking down answers to obscure and complex legal questions, then transforming her legal analysis into practical solutions for clients and effective arguments in court. Marie’s areas of focus include business litigation, including disputes involving contracts and unfair trade practices; real property disputes and land-use litigation; intellectual property litigation and disputes; land use and zoning regulatory processes for legislative and quasi-judicial approval; and employment law.

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 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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Education

  • 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)

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar (2019)