The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) selected Chris Shumate as a 2018 Top 10 Attorney for North Carolina. The NACDA annually selects the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in each state to recognize for their hard work.
The NACDA utilizes a multi-phase process to select its nominations. Nominees are initially made by licensed attorneys or in-house research staff. The staff then ensures each attorney meets specific qualifications. Fifty candidates are then qualified for a final selection stage. Finally, the Board of Governors selects North Carolina's top ten attorneys.
It is an honor to be selected as one of North Carolinas top 10 attorneys. Much of the best work a lawyer does is not actually witnessed. Many of the most important legal accomplishments of my career include things my clients never realized occurred, nor understood the significance thereof. An attorney's accomplishments aren't always publicized. However, the best lawyers diligently fight for their clients on a daily basis regardless of the circumstances to get each client the best result.