Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Associate

Jocelyn focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation representing businesses in a variety of industries. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Jocelyn clerked for the Honorable Barbara A. Jackson at the North Carolina Supreme Court.

After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Jocelyn served on active duty in the Air Force for ten years.  She served as a diversity recruiter in the USAFA Admissions Office and an intelligence officer.  After law school, she served as a prosecutor and general practice attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.  As a JAG, she also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Jocelyn tried seven criminal cases and conducted more than ten administrative hearings as a prosecutor.

In law school, Jocelyn was the president of the Broun National Trial Team and externed at the Wake County Public Defender’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

An active member in her community, Jocelyn currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Southeast Raleigh YMCA and as the communications chair for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Military and Veterans Law Section. She recently was named to the National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40: Nation’s Best Advocates List.

“Integrity, service, and excellence are not only three of the firm’s core values, but they are also the Air Force’s core values. As a 10-year veteran, these core values are already my way of life.”

  • North Carolina

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Named to 'Top 40 Under 40," The National Black Lawyers, 2021

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022

Named to North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019, 2020

Recipient, "Leaders in Diversity Award," Triangle Business Journal, 2020

Recipient, “Women in Business Award,” Triangle Business Journal, April 2020

Named to “40 Under 40: Nation’s Best Advocates," National Bar Association, 2020

Recipient, Diversity & Inclusion Award, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2019

Named to RecruitMilitary’s Top 40 Under 40 List, 2017

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, 2014
  • United States Air Force Academy, BS, 2007

Member, SE Raleigh YMCA Advisory Board

Immediate Past President, Capital City Lawyers Association

Member, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers

Member, Wake County Bar Association

Council Member, North Carolina Bar Association Military and Veterans Law Section

Member, Junior League of Raleigh

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