Kellie Mannette Defense Attorney
Kellie Mannette is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law and Juvenile Delinquency Law. Ms. Mannette has been dedicated to defending the rights of the accused her entire career. As a law student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she was the co-president of the Innocence Project. While interning at the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, Ms. Mannette investigated post-conviction claims of innocence. Additionally, Ms. Mannette interned at the Wake County Public Defender’s Office, assisting in the representation of indigent individuals in district court. Ms. Mannette defended juveniles in delinquency proceedings while completing the Juvenile Justice Clinic.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Mannette joined the Fair Trial Initiative as an Obsorn Fellow. In this position, she assisted in the representation of individuals facing the death penalty. During her time with FTI, Ms. Mannette was involved in two first degree murder trials, and assisted in the favorable resolution of several other capital cases. Additionally, Ms. Mannette represented individuals in district and juvenile court in Durham County.
In the fall of 2012 and then again in 2014, Ms. Mannette was invited to teach in UNC’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. Ms. Mannette supervised and taught third year law students as they represented juveniles charged with crimes in Orange and Durham counties.
JD- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
BA-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Majors: Political Science and Mathematics
15B Judicial District Bar
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice