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Biography

Miranda Dues is a licensed attorney in Wake County, and her primary areas of practice are criminal defense and post-conviction relief. She has defended clients against a wide variety of charges, including DWI, assault, robbery, and drug trafficking. Passionate about research and writing, Miranda has also represented clients on post-conviction matters, such as motions for appropriate relief and writs of habeas corpus. She brings knowledge, tenacity, and determination to each case.

Miranda graduated magna cum laude from Campbell University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in criminal justice. She also received her Juris Doctorate from Campbell University, where she served as a writer and associate editor for the Campbell Law Observer. Most recently, Miranda has earned an LL.M in legal practice from Nottingham-Trent University. The subject of her dissertation was the various legal complexities and ethical considerations regarding the status of North Korean refugees in China.

Prior to attending law school, Miranda worked as a kindergarten and ESL teacher in Seoul, Korea for seven years. Through this experience, she was able to grow more in patience, empathy, and understanding, enabling her to be a better advocate. She chose to become an attorney because she cares deeply about helping others, and while in law school, she had the privilege to serve as a student representative for the Senior Law Clinic and the Blanchard Community Law Clinic.

In her spare time, Miranda enjoys baking, CycleBar, and cheering for the Carolina Panthers. She married her best friend in 2021. Miranda and her husband reside in Durham with their beloved cat, Kitty.

Education

  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Associate Editor for the Campbell Law Observer
    • Honors: Vice Present of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
    • Honors: Project Coordinator for Campbell’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
    • Honors: Recipient of the J. Bryan Boyd Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism
  • Nottingham University Department of Law, Nottingham, England
    • LL.M., Master of Laws
    • Major: Legal Practice
  • Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Recipient oft the W. Conard Gass Award for History
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Criminal Justice
  • Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
    • Honors: Korean Language Program
    • Major: Korean Language

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Professional Associations

  • Project Coordinator for Campbell’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
  • Vice Present of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Associate Editor for the Campbell Law Observer

Honors

  • Recipient of the J. Bryan Boyd Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism

Past Positions

  • Gibson Law, PLLC, Associate Attorney
  • Life Law, Intern
  • Workplace Options, Legal Research Assistant
  • Former ESL and Kindergarten teacher in Seoul, Korea