Originally from north Florida, Maggie went to high school in Vicksburg, Mississipi. She returned to Florida for college and received a degree in Biology from New College of Florida, a small liberal arts college in Sarasota. After graduation in 2002, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa, working with local farmers to develop sustainable agriculture techniques and reforestation education programs.
When Maggie returned to The States in 2004, she chose to call North Carolina home. She moved to Carrboro and began working for the Southern Environmental Law Center. In 2008, Maggie entered law school at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a staff writer, published author, and Executive Editor of the N.C. Journal of Law and Technology.
Maggie passed the North Carolina Bar in 2011 and is admitted to practice in all North Carolina State courts and in the Eastern Federal Court District. Maggie is handling the majority of the firm’s real estate matters, as well as assisting clients with estate planning and administration and representing small businesses.
Maggie views her practice as an opportunity to educate her clients and serve the community. She is a volunteer with The Jackson Center and the Compass Center in Chapel Hill and with Urban Hope and the Walltown Community Association in Durham. Outside of the practice of law, Maggie’s life revolves around her family and home. Maggie has lived in the Walltown community of Durham for 8 years and has been renovating her old home for much of that time. In February 2015, Maggie was most honored to receive the Interneighborhood Council of Durham’s Neighborhood Hero Award.
Maggie is the proud mother of 3 year old Grayson and newly born Amelia, and she is the partner and wife of Jovian Sackett. Maggie is also fortunate that her parents, Mary and Bill, now call Durham home.
Ask Maggie about:
- Your rights as an owner of real estate
- The nuances of owning and operating a small business
- Estate planning and the changing nature of assets after death
- New restaurants in Durham and Chapel Hill
- Old home renovation