David Melin


Our partner, colleague, and friend, Dave Melin, sadly passed away on February 1, 2019 and all of us at Rayburn Cooper & Durham mourn his loss.

Dave was a talented litigator, astute attorney, a devoted father, husband, and son to his family, and a wonderful friend to all who knew him.

He practiced at Rayburn Cooper & Durham since 2001 and focused on helping clients through complex business litigation and commercial real estate landlord/tenant issues. Dave worked tirelessly on behalf of his clients and the firm as well as for the profession of law.

Dave was a graduate of University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received a BA in Political Science and Behavioral Science. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. A Scholarship Fund has been established for Dave Melin’s two daughters, Reagan and Jenna. To make a donation to this fund please make a check payable to Michelle Melin and send to: 9920 Poplar Tent Road Concord, NC 28027, or visit any Suntrust location. Please note on your check that it is for the benefit of Reagan and Jenna.