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Staff

No law office team is complete without a dedicated support staff.  At Dodge & Altamura, we recognize that the quality of support can mean the difference between unremarkable and exceptional client service.  We take great pride in providing some of the very brightest and friendliest legal assistants North Carolina has to offer.  Please read more about our wonderful staff below.

Jennifer Kennedy, Criminal Law Secretary and Lead Receptionist

Jennifer will likely be the first person to greet you when you visit our office.  She has served as our front desk receptionist and criminal law secretary since 2012 and is very passionate about her work.  


Melinda Hyde, Personal Injury Secretary and Assistant Receptionist

Melinda joined our firm after serving as a project management assistant for a general contractor for almost twenty five years.  Her vast experience as a project manager and great attention to detail serve her well as our personal injury secretary.  Melinda graduated from Asheboro High School, and later obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration.  In her free time, Melinda explores the North Carolina mountains and coastline, and enjoys fishing and boating.


Maria Exiga, Spanish Interpreter and Assistant Receptionist

The newest addition to our firm, Maria serves as a reliable and proficient interpreter for all of our Spanish-speaking clients. She is available for translation in attorney consultations and in hearings and trials. Maria graduated from East Montgomery High School, and later studied computer literacy at Montgomery Community College.  Maria is a people person, and loves spending quality time with her friends and family.