Troy Shelton focuses his practice on business disputes, antitrust, administrative law, and appeals.
Troy joined the firm in September 2015 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. While attending the University of North Carolina Law School he provided pro bono services, including drafting wills for indigent clients and serving as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in Durham County. During law school, Troy interned at the United States Attorney’s offices for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina, as well as for the Honorable Mark Martin, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
- Intervened to defeat a preliminary injunction burdening a client’s contractual rights.
- Defended against a lawsuit brought by one occupational licensing board against another licensing board.
- Defended occupational licensing board’s disciplinary procedures before the North Carolina Supreme Court.
- Defended insurer over coverage dispute in arbitration proceeding.
- Advised veterinarians about scope and enforceability of non-compete agreements.
- Advocated for the rights of abused and neglected children before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Appellate Section Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair (2017-present)
- North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society
- Board of Trustees
- “Opportunities for Pro Bono Appeals in North Carolina,” Per Curiam
- Exposing the Fault Lines Under State UDAP Statutes, 81 Antitrust L.J. (forthcoming with Matthew Sawchak, Solicitor General of North Carolina)
- Plain Error but No Plain Future: North Carolina’s Plain Error Review after State v. Lawrence, 91 N.C. L. Rev. 2218 (2013)
Prior Legal Experience
- Clerkship, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Hon. Thomas D. Schroeder
- North Carolina, 2015
- United States District Court
- Eastern District of North Carolina, 2016
- Middle District of North Carolina, 2015
- Western District of North Carolina, 2016
- United State Court of Appeals
- Fourth Circuit, 2016