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W. Cole Shannon

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Cole Shannon practices primarily in the firm’s Construction Law practice group. In law school, Cole served as the Executive Editor and Research Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy, served on the Moot Court Board, and authored appellate briefs in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court as a member of Wake Forest’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic. He also won the CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy and the Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award for Academic Excellence in Great Jurists.  During law school, he interned for the Honorable J. Michelle Childs and the Honorable David C. Norton. In his free time, Cole enjoys golfing, watching football, and spending time with his friends and family.

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 2019


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, 2019
  • Wofford College, Bachelor of Arts, Government and History, cum laude, 2016