- Areas of Practice: Federal and State Criminal Defense, Misdemeanors & Felonies, Traffic Violations, Family Law. General Civil Litigation, Family Law ( separation agreements, divorces, custody)
Bar Admissions: New York (2016) • North Carolina (2018) • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina (2018)
Education: J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York City, NY) (2015) • M.A., City University of New York School of Journalism (New York City, NY)(2011) • B.A., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) (2006) • Major: Economics & Spanish Literature
Professional Associations and Memberships: 28th Judicial District Bar, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys; North Carolina Advocates for Justice; Board of Directors, Asheville Jewish Community Center; Treasurer, NC Association of Women Attorneys, Western Chapter
Margaret was born and raised in Asheville, where she attended Asheville High School before attending UNC Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship. After graduating college, Margaret moved to New York City where studied journalism and worked as a video producer for Hearst Magazines. Switching gears professionally, she went to Cardozo Law School in New York City. During law school, Margaret learned more about the epidemic of mass incarceration for people of color and was greatly influenced by Michele Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” which led her to pursue criminal defense.
Following law school, Margaret was a public defender in Queens, NYC with the Legal Aid Society; a job she loved in a city she adored. But Asheville's mountains called her and her family home.
Margaret is growing Brazil & Burke's criminal defense and family law practice areas, with a particular focus on serving Spanish speaking clients in our community.
Margaret habla español con fluidez y representa clientes en asuntos de tráfico, delitos menores, felonías, lesiones personales y litigios civiles generales.