Attorneys Timothy W. Smith and Melissa B. Stevens

Tim Smith began practicing law in 1986. After gaining some experience at local law firms, Tim started his own practice. In 1995, Melissa B. Stevens joined Tim to establish Smith and Blizzard, P.A. Since then Tim and Melissa have become two of the most experienced and effective attorneys in eastern North Carolina. Their office is located just one block from the county courthouse.

About Tim

Tim was born and raised on a farm in Duplin County. He graduated from East Duplin High School in 1978. After high school, Tim obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administrative from East Carolina University and then graduated from Campbell Law School in 1986. Tim represents clients concerning criminal charges and personal injury cases. Most people would describe Tim as personable, aggressive, and experienced. When Tim takes a case, he will settle for no less than the best possible outcome.

Tim is well known and well respected in the community, having served in many public roles such as Duplin County Commissioner, County Attorney, and City Attorney for Beulaville. Among Tim’s professional affiliations is senior bar member for the North Carolina Bar Association and member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Tim is also a deacon at Smith Presbyterian Church. Tim is married, has two children, and two children.

About Melissa

Melissa was also born and raised in Duplin County and graduated from East Duplin High School. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration before graduating from Campbell Law School in 1994. Melissa handles most of the firm’s domestic cases such as divorce, child custody, and adoption. Melissa is highly recommended by previous clients. She is known as a fierce negotiator and has a strong presence in the courtroom.

Melissa has served as treasurer for the Duplin County Bar for 15 years. She and her family attend Warsaw Presbyterian Church. Melissa is married, has five children and one grandchild.

There is NO Substitute for EXPERIENCE

When it comes to legal issues, there really is no substitute for experience. No case is too big or too small for us to handle, and you can be confident that each case will handled by a law firm with a proven track record. Below are some of the most common cases we handle. You can contact us by calling  our office at  910-296-1444 or complete the contact us form and we will reach out to you. Se Habla Español