Shanahan Law Group renamed Shanahan McDougal, PLLC as Gregg McDougal joins firm Legal heavyweights united in boutique law firm

Gregg McDougal, a trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience, has joined Shanahan Law Group, and the firm has changed its name to Shanahan McDougal, PLLC. In addition, attorneys H. Denton Worrell and Nathaniel Pencook have joined the firm as associates.

“Gregg McDougal is a preeminent trial lawyer with a proven track record of successfully handling complex cases, and we are thrilled to have him on our team,” says former federal prosecutor Kieran Shanahan, the firm’s founder.

“Kieran Shanahan is a tough, proven litigator who isn’t afraid to tackle high-stakes, high-profile cases, and I am very excited about this new partnership,” says McDougal. “The talent and depth of this firm is truly amazing.”

Shanahan McDougal also welcomed Worrell and Pencook to the firm.

“Given their exceptional achievements, both Denton and Nate could probably have joined any firm in the country,” Shanahan said. “We are pleased that they valued our firm’s unique culture of providing high quality legal services in a boutique, client centered, cost-effective manner. They will be valuable additions to the Shanahan McDougal team.”

Gregg McDougal represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation, including mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, trade secret issues, corporate governance, coverage issues on behalf of insurance policyholders, fraud disputes and catastrophic personal injury matters. McDougal has served as lead litigation counsel in numerous high profile cases, representing well-known clients such as five-time Olympic medalist Marion Jones, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Duke University. He has also successfully represented corporations and individuals throughout the United States as both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex litigation cases. Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal, McDougal spent his legal career as a partner at two AM Law 100 firms. He has been profiled as the only North Carolina lawyer in Law360’s inaugural “Trial Pros” series, which features his extensive trial experience. McDougal has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers® in America, has repeatedly been selected as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” and has earned an AV® Peer Review Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory.

Denton Worrell earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2015, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review. Worrell brings over a decade of experience in wealth management prior to law school and will focus his practice in areas of business litigation, corporate and financial representation, as well as appeals. Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal, PLLC, Worrell served two years as a clerk to the Honorable Justice Paul M. Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Nathaniel Pencook graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2017, where he served as the North Carolina Issue Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. Pencook will focus his practice in areas of complex business litigation, general corporate representation, and employment law.