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EDWARD J. ‘NED’ MCNAUGHTON is a founding member of the construction litigation firm of McNaughton & Shelton, PLLC, and devotes almost his entire practice to serving construction clients from all levels of the industry.  He is admitted to practice law in both North Carolina and Georgia, and represents construction industry clients in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations.  Mr. McNaughton is an experienced seminar speaker and instructor in construction law matters and has authored multiple articles on construction law issues.


Mr. McNaughton is a cum laude graduate from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law, where he was listed in Who’s Who: American Law Students.  He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Christian Brothers University, School of Business, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he earned top honors and was awarded Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key.  While at Christian Brothers, Mr. McNaughton managed to simultaneously earn an associate’s degree in Productivity and Quality Control (TQM) from the State Technical Institute at Memphis, once again graduating at the top of his class.  Mr. McNaughton is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the Georgia Bar Association.  He is an active member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Law, the NCBA’s Construction Law and Litigation Sections, American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas (where he is currently serving as Board Member for the Charlotte, NC Chapter), Associated Builders and Contractors, and North Carolina Utility Contractors Association.


Before attending law school, Mr. McNaughton worked as material logistics coordinator for a national construction equipment manufacturer, managed a Toys R Us store, and served in the United States Marine Corps, giving him real world business experience to better understand and represent his client’s needs and expectations.


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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 85%
    17 years, 50 cases
  2. Contracts: 10%
    17 years, 50 cases
  3. Litigation: 5%
    16 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($225-275/hour)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Todd Eric Gonyer

    I have come to know Mr. McNaughton through our work together with the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. He has also been a helpful resource on construction law matters, being both knowledgeable about the subject matter and able to effectively communicate that knowledge. He has been insightful, professional, and genuinely helpful in each of my dealings with him and, therefore, feel confident in endorsing him.


    Todd Gonyer Business Attorney
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Contact info

McNaughtion & Associates, PLLC

2101 Sardis Road North, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC, 28227-7713


GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Heidelberg and Woodliff Award for ExcellenceUniversity of Mississippi School of Law1997
Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key, School of BusinessChristian Brothers University1996
Summa Cum LaudeChristian Brothers University1996
Summa Cum LaudeState Technical Institute at Memphis1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySmith, Currie & Hancock, LLP1999 - 2004
Inventory;/Marerials CoordinatorBurkeen Manufacturing Co.1992 - 1993
Warehouse SupervisorUNI Distribution Corporation1991 - 1992
Store ManagerToys R Us1985 - 1990
Amphibious Assault Vehicle Team LeaderUSMC1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic Contractor's Association of the CarolinasMember2009 - Present
Associated Builders and Contractors of the CarolinasMember2007 - Present
American Subcontractors Association of the CarolinasBoard Member, Leglislative Chair2004 - Present
Carolinas Historic Aviation CommissionPatron2004 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Georgia Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
North Carolina Utility Contractors AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Carolinas International SchoolBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Christian Brothers UniversityBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1996
State Technical Institute at MemphisProductivity and Quality ControlAssociate of Applied Science1995