Carmelle F. Alipio

ATTORNEY

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

Carmelle is a first generation American with bicoastal roots from New York and California. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Fordham University, she spent the first few years of her career as a litigation paralegal in New York City. From there Carmelle’s path to becoming an attorney materialized and she attended Emory University School of Law, where she finished in the top 10% of her class and was inducted into the Order of Barristers.

During Carmelle’s tenure at Emory, she was the first Woman and Woman of Color to be elected as the Director in Chief of the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program, the only student run Supreme Court litigation program in the United States. She was honored as a Kessler-Eidson Scholar for outstanding oral advocacy skills and served as a Teaching Fellow for the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. Carmelle gained valuable experience through her internships which include: Crawford & Company, Equifax, and Nardello & Co., in addition to serving as an extern for the Honorable Catherine M. Salinas of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She also received the Lori Ann Haydu Memorial Summer Scholarship from the Association of Corporate Counsel of Georgia.

Raised by a strong working mother, Carmelle was always encouraged to give back. She is inspired daily by a part of the Ephebic Oath which states, “I shall not leave my city any less but rather greater than I found it.” She prioritizes efficiency and acting purposefully and looks forward to bringing that intention to her liability practice.

Outside of the office, Carmelle honors her heritage by cooking her favorite Filipino foods and sharing them with others. She also has a passion for musical theatre and was trained by an opera company as a young adult. Carmelle enjoys the space and community that North Carolina has to offer and loves being outdoors with her dog, Pepper.

Support Team

Debbie Roark, Legal Assistant

Education

B.A., 2013, Fordham University

J.D., 2019, Emory University School of Law

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
    • Wake Women Attorneys
  • Susie Sharp Inn of Court
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
PROFILE

Carmelle is a first generation American with bicoastal roots from New York and California. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Fordham University, she spent the first few years of her career as a litigation paralegal in New York City. From there Carmelle’s path to becoming an attorney materialized and she attended Emory University School of Law, where she finished in the top 10% of her class and was inducted into the Order of Barristers.

During Carmelle’s tenure at Emory, she was the first Woman and Woman of Color to be elected as the Director in Chief of the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program, the only student run Supreme Court litigation program in the United States. She was honored as a Kessler-Eidson Scholar for outstanding oral advocacy skills and served as a Teaching Fellow for the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. Carmelle gained valuable experience through her internships which include: Crawford & Company, Equifax, and Nardello & Co., in addition to serving as an extern for the Honorable Catherine M. Salinas of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She also received the Lori Ann Haydu Memorial Summer Scholarship from the Association of Corporate Counsel of Georgia.

Raised by a strong working mother, Carmelle was always encouraged to give back. She is inspired daily by a part of the Ephebic Oath which states, “I shall not leave my city any less but rather greater than I found it.” She prioritizes efficiency and acting purposefully and looks forward to bringing that intention to her liability practice.

Outside of the office, Carmelle honors her heritage by cooking her favorite Filipino foods and sharing them with others. She also has a passion for musical theatre and was trained by an opera company as a young adult. Carmelle enjoys the space and community that North Carolina has to offer and loves being outdoors with her dog, Pepper.

Support Team

Debbie Roark, Legal Assistant

Education

B.A., 2013, Fordham University

J.D., 2019, Emory University School of Law

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

AREAS OF PRACTICE
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
    • Wake Women Attorneys
  • Susie Sharp Inn of Court
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys