Troy Shelton focuses his practice on business disputes, antitrust and trade regulation, administrative law, and appeals. He 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.
Prior to his clerkship, Mr. Shelton received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review. He also provided pro bono services while in law school, from drafting wills for indigent clients to serving as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in Durham County. During law school, Mr. Shelton had the opportunity to intern 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.
Mr. Shelton graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in history and classical civilizations.
- 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