Shanahan McDougal, PLLC’s primary focus is litigation. We have earned a reputation for tough, smart, results-oriented advocacy in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and across the country. Additionally, the firm regularly appears before regulatory agencies, administrative bodies, mediators and arbitrators on behalf of its corporate and individual clients. Known for handling complex commercial disputes and related litigation, Shanahan McDougal regularly advises corporate clients and has handled a broad spectrum of litigation and dispute resolution, in matters large and small, for both individuals and businesses of all sizes. In today’s environment, litigation is an increasing reality. While we often seek alternatives to litigation where feasible, Shanahan McDougal has the experience to do battle for its clients when litigation becomes necessary.
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Whether you win or lose at the trial court level, there remains the possibility that your case will be appealed by the losing party.
Shanahan McDougal has experience representing clients on appeal from trial court and administrative agency rulings to various appellate courts, including the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. The attorneys at Shanahan McDougal have a proven appellate track record and are experienced in preparing records on appeal, mastering the facts of a case, thoroughly analyzing and researching the legal issues, crafting insightful legal arguments, drafting persuasive appellate briefs and making compelling oral arguments before appellate tribunals.
The firm has been retained by third parties who are interested in the outcome of a particular case to appear as amicus curiae, or “friend of the court.” Shanahan McDougal attorneys have appeared as amicus curiae in both the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.