Shanahan McDougal partner Gregg McDougal recognized by Legal Elite for 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2019) – Gregg McDougal, partner with Raleigh-based Shanahan McDougal, PLLC, has been selected by his peers as a member of Business North Carolina Magazine’s “North Carolina’s 2019 Legal Elite” in the litigation category.

“Gregg McDougal is truly one of the elite litigators in North Carolina and the entire nation, and this recognition comes as no surprise to those us who work with him,” said former federal prosecutor Kieran J. Shanahan, founder of Shanahan McDougal. “Gregg is an invaluable member of our team, and he is more than deserving of this recognition by his peers.”

Gregg McDougal is an accomplished trial lawyer with 30 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters.  McDougal represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of complex litigation, including litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, trade secret issues, insurance coverage issues for policyholders, fraud disputes, and catastrophic personal injury matters. He 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. Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal, he spent his legal career as a partner at two AM Law 100 firms. McDougal has been profiled as the only North Carolina lawyer in Law360’s inaugural “Trial Pros” series, which featured 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.

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are not selected by BNC editors, but by the state’s lawyers. According to Business North Carolina’s website, Legal Elite is unique in that it is the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite includes the top lawyers chosen using this statewide ballot.

Each year, BNC sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves. They may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily. The top vote-getter in each category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and is ineligible to win again. For more information, visit

Shanahan McDougal, PLLC is a boutique law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina that offers a full range of litigation and business services. The firm’s multi-faceted team of attorneys provide strategic advice to clients in numerous practice areas, such as complex litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, banking and financial institutions, commercial real estate, corporate governance, directors and officers litigation, insurance policyholder litigation, white collar defense and government representation. For more information, visit