Gregory L. Shelton, Esq.
Gregory L. Shelton is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the field of construction law. Greg is admitted to practice in all North Carolina and Florida state and federal courts.
Greg was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his B.S. degree in finance from the Florida State University College of Business in 1991. He received his J.D. degree with honors from the Florida State University College of Law in 1995. During law school, Greg served as executive editor of the Law Review. As a third year law student, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable William Stafford, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
In 2010, Greg was appointed by the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association to serve as Managing Editor of the North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook, which is the definitive treatise on construction law in North Carolina. Greg regularly speaks at seminars on a variety of topics relevant to the industry and has authored many legal articles, including The Economic Loss Rule in North Carolina: Time to Wake the Sleeping Giant, 10 North Carolina State Bar Journal 27 (Fall 2005); Sextant or Kaleidoscope? Court of Appeals Applies Contract Constraint Limitation Version of Economic Loss Rule in Construction Defect Case, 21 Change Order 3 (June 2007); North Carolina Operator’s Manual for the AIA Document A401 Form Subcontract, 19 Change Order 1 (June 2005); Western District Holds that Federal Miller Act Does Not Preempt State Lien Laws , 20 Change Order 2 (April 2006); North Carolina Procurement Legislation Brings New Flexibility to Delivery of Public Projects, Construction Magazine (Dec. 2002); and No Contract? No Problem! Court of Appeals Allows Owner to Recover Directly from Subcontractor for Defective Work, Carolina Subcontractor (November 2007). Greg’s law review article, In Search of the Lost Amendment , 23 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 105 (1995), is cited as authority in numerous law reviews and in the constitutional law section of Florida Jurisprudence (Second).
Greg began his career at Butler & Long, P.A. in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1996, he moved to Miami, Florida to work at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., one of the largest law firms in South Florida. Greg then worked at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s Tampa and Charlotte offices. Before joining the firm, Greg was a partner in the Charlotte office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP.
Area of Practice
- Litigation; Green Law
- J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1995, With Honors
- B.S., Finance, Florida State University College of Business, 1991
- North Carolina; South Carolina; Florida
- Council Member, Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Treasurer, HCAC
- Green Construction Council of the Carolinas
- U.S. Green Building Council, Charlotte Chapter
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- National Association of Industrial and Office Properties