Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina. Chris worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. While earning his degrees, Mr. Shumate worked in several manufacturing facilities, sold sports equipment, and worked for a commercial lawn maintenance company. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Chris has practical life experience that many attorneys simply never achieved.
Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Charlotte's largest defense firms. He represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across North Carolina and South Carolina. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms.
Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the District Attorney. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping clients throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters.
If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result.
J.D., University of South Carolina (2003)
B.S., University of South Carolina (2000)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
N.C. State Bar
S.C. State Bar
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
N.C. Bar Association
S.C. Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar
N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers
American Association For Justice