Christopher Shumate


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

Recent Blog Posts


  • Attention To Detail Yields Results

    Mr. Shumate makes sure that everything is explained before he does it. Chris is always there to answer all of your questions. If he doesn't know the answer he will find out for you.
  • Satisfied Auto Accident Client

    I had an automobile accident and Mr Chris Shumate represented me and did an excellent job. I will recommend him to family and friends for any legal matters. He has a great relationship with his clients and keeps you informed. Thanks again Mr Shumate.
  • Thank You Christopher Shumate

    Mr. Shumate was absolutely helpful and professional. I was potentially facing a hefty fine and major points on my licence. Thanks to Mr. Shumate, no points against me and the fee was very minimal. I would definitely recommend Mr. Shumate to any of my friends and family and to anyone who needs a l...
  • Effective Problem Solving

    Mr. Shumate is a good listener and has a hands on approach to his clients' problems.
  • Shumate Law Office

    Thank you so much. You were a pleasure to work with and did a great job of representing me. We got very good results solving my problem. Thank you so much and I would recommend your firm .
  • Traffic Representation

    My experience with Shumate Law Firm was very positive. My issue was handled professionally and I was kept informed throughout the process. I highly recommend Shumate Law Firm.
  • Informative

    Mr. Shumate kept me very informed regarding the status of my case and got things done.
  • Knowledgeable And Effective Representation

    Mr. Shumate is knowledgeable about the laws, and the firm respects its clients. The staff is respectful and knowledgeable.
  • Good Experience

    I had a good experience with Mr. Shumate. He represented me for a reckless driving charge. He didn't give me false hope pretending to be a savior, but he was encouraging about my case and was realistic about the situation and possible outcome. He even pulled up info about my charge that I couldn'...
  • Traffic Court

    Chris Shumate is an excellent attorney who is very knowledge about the criminal justice system and very informative throughout the process. He represents his clients passionately and will absolutely work toward the best possible outcome for your case. I recommend him for traffic matters and any...
  • I Was Important

    Mr. Shumate and the firm's staff always returned my calls the same day.
  • LRA Recommends Christopher Shumate

    Chris assisted me with a speeding ticket. All transactions were completed without me having to take any time off work. This was a huge benefit. I also contacted Chris at the last minute but it was not a problem at all. After the case was resolved he contacted me on how to make my payments and mai...
  • To The Point

    My experience with Christopher Shumate was my first with a lawyer other than real estate, all I can really say is he is professional, understanding, reachable, and to the point. Everytime we spoke I communicated my concerns and he answered almost immediately in every instance. I have nothing but ...
  • Worker's Compensation Results

    Mr. Shumate is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I felt comfortable from the beginning that he would handle my case with success. He did, in fact, work diligently to settle my case in a timely manner. I highly recommend Mr. Shumate.
  • Satisfied

    I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case. My case could not have proceeded any better. I would definitely refer anyone I know to The Shumate Law Offices.
  • A Lawyer For My Friends

    If a friend needs a lawyer, I will recommend Mr. Shumate. He simply gets the job done.
  • Great Staff

    The staff was very honest and direct by explaining all circumstances and possible outcomes of my case.
  • Mr. Shumate Understood

    I had a chance to tell my story about what happened and ask all kinds of questions. I got answers for every one. Mr. Shumate was very understanding and willing to help.
  • Auto Accident / Personal Injury: The best of the best!

    I got into a car accident and had no clue what to do. Chris immediately stepped in to make sure I was treated fairly on all aspects. He is very friendly, prompt, and professional. He is very knowledgeable and provides wonderful insight. Chris is a people person and is very accessible. I strongly ...
  • A Hard-Working Attorney

    Chris worked very hard on my case and worked a lot of hours to achieve the result we obtained. Anytime I had a problem or a question, he would respond promptly. Chris addresses issues very well and explains them so that you understand what is going on. I never had to use a law office before, but ...
  • Speeding Ticket Resolved

    Christopher was recommended to me after I received a speeding ticket where I was confident that I was within the limit. He was very knowledgeable and informative about my options. After making my decision, he took over giving me the best possible outcome. Thank you, Christopher.
  • Gets the job done

    Chis is very easy to deal with and shows the utmost professionalism. He resolved my case quickly.
  • Simple Process

    The process was easy, the firm's staff was great, and the outcome of my case was positive.
  • Helpful DWI Representation

    Mr. Shumate successfully defended my DWI and unsafe movement charges. I feel very lucky Mr. Shumate represented me. Mr. Shumate was very, very helpful. He responded to all my calls or emails immediately and took care of my questions. Mr. Shumate was always cheerful and polite.
  • A Helpful Workers' Compensation Attorney

    Mr. Shumate provided an honest and accurate assessment of my case at our initial consultation. The eventual result was very consistent with Mr. Shumate's assessment, and also much more than I ever expected. The legal opinions provided were always very down to earth and understandable. All our ...
  • You're In Good Hands

    Chris Shumate took care of two traffic cases for me and he exceeded my expectations. He goes above and beyond for his clients and got a better judgement for me than I could have imagined. He answered the phone every time I called and always took time to explain things in detail. You will not find...
  • Professional

    Mr. Shumate addressed our case in a very professional manner, and the firm kept us very informed throughout the process.
  • A Happy Client

    Mr. Shumate obtained the best possible outcome for my case. He avoided any insurance increase with the resolution of my case. Mr. Shumate did everything he promised and more. I am a very happy client. The firm's staff is professional and knowledgeable. The staff is positive, and they hav...
  • Informative

    Mr. Shumate carefully pointed out options during our initial consultation that other lawyers failed to address. One of these options saved me money, which is very important as a single parent.
  • Effective Workers' Compensation Representation

    Mr. Shumate helped to get me good medical treatment, and he took the time to answer any questions or solve any problems quickly.
  • Utmost Professional

    Chris keeps the process simple and to the point...the way I like it. No blessing my heart...just strictly business. He works miracles. He had one of my speeding tickets dismissed and one reduced to defective equipment.
  • Loyal Customer

    Our family has utilized The Shumate Law Offices several times. Mr. Shumate and his staff are always pleasant to deal with. Mr. Shumate does a good job communicating with his clients throughout your case. I will continue to recommend friends to the firm.
  • Insurance Protection

    Mr. Shumate resolved my traffic matter without any effect on my insurance.
  • A Good Attorney

    Mr. Shumate has a high level of professionalism. I recommend him without any reservation.
  • Workers' Compensation Recommendation

    I would like to highly recommend Christopher Shumate. I was very pleased with the service received.
  • Satisfied

    I was very satisfied with the way Mr. Shumate handled my case.

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