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Ms. Collins is the leading attorney at the North Carolina family law firm, the Collins Family Law Group. Attorney Collins earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida. She is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina. For over 20 years, Ms. Collins has been an attorney.  She has litigated civil and criminal cases, and she is a member of the Estates and Trusts Section and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. In addition, Attorney Collins is the lawyer for the Town of Unionville’s Board of Adjustment, and is a certified Superior Court mediator in North Carolina.



When an individual retains the representation of Attorney Collins, she gets to know them on a more personal level. She makes sure she has a thorough understanding of their entire situation, and then works to develop a course of action that is tailored to fit the client’s specific needs and goals. Ms. Collins acknowledges that having to go through a divorce or other family law proceeding can be some of the most emotionally draining legal processes to have to go through, and she strives to make sure every client is provided with the amount of trusted legal counsel and effective service they deserve. If you are preparing to file for divorce, Attorney Collins can represent you, whether your situation calls for mediation, negotiation, or vigorous litigation in a North Carolina family court. If you need assistance with a matter involving adoption, child custody, fathers’ rights, or separation, she also has the ability to assist you. In addition, Ms. Collins can also assist you if you are facing a matter involving criminal law, estate planning, or litigation. If you would like to find out more about retaining the representation of Attorney Collins, do not hesitate to contact the Collins Family Law Group today. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
  2. Child Custody: 40%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%


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  • Rebecca L. Robison

    I have known Shawna and practiced law in the same community as her for more than 15 years. We have settled cases and we have tried cases. Shawna is always very professional and well prepared. She is knowledgeable in the law and a strong advocate for her client.


    Rebecca Robison Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Collins Family Law Group

112 North Main Street
PO Box 787
Monroe, NC, 28111

Collins Family Law Group

15720 Brixham Hill Avenue
Suite 310
Charlotte, NC, 28277



SCGood Standing199908/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCollins Family Law Group2013 - Present
AttorneyCollins Family Law Group1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estates and Trusts Section and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of CharlestonN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of FloridaLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A