Larissa Mañón Mervin is the Managing Attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Charlotte Office, where she oversees the office’s operations, personnel, and case work in a variety of practice areas, including landlord-tenant, domestic violence, family, and consumer law. Prior to serving as Managing Attorney, Larissa worked in various roles at Legal Aid NC, including as supervising attorney with Legal Aid NC’s statewide Pro Bono Program, supervising attorney with the Domestic Violence Unit at Legal Aid – Charlotte, and as a domestic violence staff attorney in the Concord, Raleigh, and Durham offices. In those roles, she primarily represented survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in their civil protection order cases.
Larissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2011. She serves on various boards and bar associations, including the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association. She is also actively involved in her local Cabarrus Co. community of Harrisburg, NC, where she lives with her husband, Jamaal, three children, Lizzie, Sophia, and Lucas, and dog, Jenni. Outside of work, Larissa enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends.