Monica Webb-Shackleford partners with businesses and individuals to provide alternative dispute resolution and strategic legal advice.  She is a Certified Superior Court Mediator through the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, helping clients find effective solutions to conflicts as an alternative to litigating an issue in court.   Monica also works with clients in the areas of employment law, contract negotiation, and appellate proceedings.

Monica began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for Chief Justice Sarah Parker of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.   She then went on to work for eight years in a large, international law firm, representing corporate entities, healthcare practitioners, and individuals in a wide variety of litigation matters, including employment law, business litigation and appellate matters.  She has represented clients in state and federal courts.  Monica utilizes her experience to help clients develop effective strategies for resolving complex legal issues, while minimizing risks.

Monica is active in the legal community, serving as Chair of the Women in the Profession Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, a Past President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, and a member of Legal Aid of North Carolina’s statewide board of directors. She is also Vice Chair of the Anthony J. Trentini Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to outstanding seniors from Wake Forest, North Carolina high schools.

Monica was named a Super Lawyer by North Carolina Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2019, and a Rising Star by the same publication from 2014-2016. Monica also received a Women of Justice award from North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly in 2014 and 2019.


  • University of North Carolina School of Law – J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro – M.P.H.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro – B.A.


  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina