Melinda Flinn has been practicing family law in Cumberland County, North Carolina for over 20 years.

Family law and divorce matters are often stressful and emotionally exhausting, and Melinda strives to provide her clients with compassionate and realistic legal advice. She utilizes a hands-on approach, combined with thorough preparation and her knoweldge of our local legal system as she advances her client’s interests in each case.

Melinda values having clients invested in their own cases. She strives to provide her clients with a full explanation of all possible outcomes so that they arrive at informed decisions that will advance the goals in their respective cases. Whether her clients decide to settle out of court or go all the way to a trial, Melinda brings zealous advocacy and provides knowledgeable assistance until the case ends.

Areas of Practice

Family Law:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Equitable Distribution (Property and debt division)
  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Separation agreements
  • Contempt
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Adoption
  • Collaborative Law
    • Melinda has trained and participated in the Collaborative Law aspect of family law as an alternative to litigation.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar

    Member Since: 2002

  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Division


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina - J.D.
  • Campbell University - B.S. - summa cum laude - 1999

    Major – Government

Client Reviews

“The Richardson law firm is outstanding! From their courteous and efficient office staff to their knowledgeable lawyers. Both in accident injury and criminal disputes, we were lucky to have them represent our family. Their kindness and...”

Gloria D.

“I highly recommend this firm if you're looking for an attorney in Cumberland County. My traffic matter was handled within one week of receiving my citation. You just cannot beat that. Attorney Patrick Anstead is really good at his job and Melissa is very...


“If you are looking for an Attorney for handling Military reasons for your loved one, I Highly recommend The Richardson Law Firm. I cannot not thank Attorney Kris Poppe and staff enough for handling matters for my son. May my review show my forever...”

Elaine M.

I was facing a serious felony charge looking at 20 years. As soon as I stepped in the office, the staff were very polite and professional and took care of my case as if it was their own. I ended up walking away with a misdemeanor and a year probation. This law...

Smooth O.

This law firm is the best! Thank you Mr. Poppy & his assistant Melissa for handling my case with compassion and kindness. I could always call Melissa and Kris was there anytime I needed to see him. It was a very serious case, thank God I had someone on my side...

Penny B.

Being in need of legal representation, I contacted Mr. Matthew Richardson after he was recommended to me by a friend. Mr. Richardson and his paralegal, Ms. Codia DiTarana-Evans were pleasant to work with and did an excellent job taking care of my legal needs.

Karen B.

Matt Richardson was extremely helpful in giving legal advice. He had our best interest in mind. He was detail oriented, and made us a priority. I highly recommend his practice for all legal matters big or small.

Elizabeth T.

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