Helping You Protect Your Rights

With Over 15 Years of Litigation Experience in Criminal & Civil Law

Skilled
Negotiators

We do our best to keep your case from going to court by using strong negotiation skills to protect your best interests.

Experienced Litigators

When the most favorable result for your case can only be won in court, we're prepared to fight for you every step of the way.

Compassionate Counsel

No matter what brings you to our firm, we'll treat you with respect and understanding while we fight for successful results.

Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorneys in Raleigh, NC

Melody Davalos

Principal Attorney

Melody has always wanted to be an attorney and work to solve problems for others in need. She graduated cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2003. For the last 15 years, she has gained extensive experience defending the rights of the criminally accused, separating spouses, personal injury victims, and more. With an interest in entertainment law, she has taken the opportunity to become one of few such lawyers in North Carolina. As an experienced litigator, she'll confidently take on any case and fight for the best possible outcome for her clients in or out of court.

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Colby Berry

Attorney at Law

After graduating with his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, his legal career began as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County where he received extensive training and experience, that he uses for his clients today. During his tenure as a public defender, he tried approximately 18 jury trials and more than 50 juvenile cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies and strikes, including one murder case in the juvenile system. Now in North Carolina, Colby maintains the original passion and dedication to his clients that drew him to this work while still in law school.

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"When you reach out for legal advice, I'll never pass judgment and I'll always be honest."

Melody Davalos

Guiding You & Your Family to a Better Future

Family relationships have some of the strongest holds on our emotions. And when those ties feel broken, most people are unsure of where to turn. The complex and contradictory emotions we feel can make it difficult to think clearly about what our options are and what steps to take.

Working with an experienced Raleigh, North Carolina family law attorney can help you cut through the noise and provide the path you need to move forward. Here at Life Law, we understand the stress you're facing and work hard to alleviate some of that pain for you.

From Wake County to Johnston County, we've helped many families make the right decisions for them so they can achieve peaceful resolutions and a new normal. Whether you're considering a divorce, fighting for child custody, or seeking legal assistance with adoption — we can help.

Our team of family law attorneys believe that you and your family deserve the best life possible. Regardless of what brings you to our firm, we'll work to make the legal process as smooth as possible so that you can focus on what matters most: your family.

Practice Areas

No matter what you're up against, we're ready to help you through every stage of the legal process.

Family Law

Our firm can assist you with all types of family law matters, from planning for the future with adoption or establishing wills to uncomplicating the messiness of divorce or protective orders.

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges have serious consequences on your life. Whether you've been charged with a DWI, drug crimes, or a violent offense, we'll build a strong defense for your case.

Traffic Violations

You don't want to risk your freedom on the road because of minor traffic violations. We have experience providing representation in driver's license restoration and other DMV hearings.

Personal Injury

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident caused by the careless actions of another? You could be entitled to compensation to help cover the costs of your recovery.

Wrongful Death

If you've recently lost a loved one and suspect that negligence or malicious intent had something to do with it — we can help you hold the at-fault party accountable.

Civil Litigation

We can help you better understand your rights through any dispute and provide effective representation throughout all legal proceedings to help you reach a favorable outcome.

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Passionate Representation for Favorable Results

Facing a misdemeanor or felony charge can make you feel overwhelmed with hopelessness. It may seem useless to challenge your situation, but with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, there's a much greater chance that your case could reach a favorable outcome.

Whether you've been arrested for domestic violence, a DWI, or a drug crime in Wake County or Johnston County, Life Law is prepared to take on your situation. Just because you've been charged, doesn't mean you're guilty — so we'll take the time to get to know you as a person, and not treat you like a criminal. We want to help you understand your available options and fight to ensure you're treated fairly by the justice system.

Our firm has over 15 years of experience representing the rights of individuals and families in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding areas. In addition to providing solid defense representation, we've handled many family law, personal injury, business, and entertainment law matters as well.

From adoption to divorce, wrongful death to business formation, our full-service law firm handles a wide range of issues that can meet the needs of anyone looking for reliable legal counsel. We'll use our knowledge, skills, and experience to provide effective representation that protects your rights and best interests every step of the way. Don't wait to reach out for the guidance and support you need to move forward. Contact us today!