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Christopher Shelburn

Workers compensation Attorney

4.8   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney Shelburn focuses on representing employees in workers compensation cases and other injured persons. He also has years of experience representing clients in many other types of civil litigation, including premises liability, business disputes, landlord and tenant, and breach of contract claims.

Attorney Shelburn has practiced in the North Carolina civil and criminal courts since 2008. He joined The Olsinski Law Firm in 2021 after operating his own law office as a sole practicioner for many years. 

Christopher W. Shelburn is a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of North Carolina.

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4.8 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Sean | September 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing results
Mr Shelburn make court a piece of cake. Had everything taken care of from top to bottom and was a rock star in the courtroom. A consummate professional If you need legal counsel in the queen city don't hesitate to talk to him. Highly recommended and will be on my speed dial in case of any other need.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Results Matter
No one's goal is to be in legal trouble but I got lucky with Shelburn. I chose Mr. Shelburn because of his introduction letter he mailed to me outlining what was currently happening and how he would handle the case. He was the only one out of the slew of letters that I received that looked like he had reviewed my case instead of just sending me a generic letter. After calling the office and talking to Chris directly I decided to go with his office for my DUI case. We discussed all of my options and with his experience, went over everything that I would need to do and time frames so that my life wasn't too affected by my case. Because of this, I knew exactly what was going to happen and there were no surprises with my case. The case kept being deferred but he would let me know when I was needed in person for the proceedings. The outcome of the case was a full dismissal. It's a relief to have worked with someone with the experience of Mr. Shelburn to a successful conclusion of my case.
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Posted by Malcolm | October 27, 2015
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Very Efficient
I hire Chris at the end of 2013 for a DWLR. Actually met him outside of the courtroom right before it was time for me to go in. He went in for me, got it continued, and got me off, even after I got pulled again will going to work with no license. Does excellent work to say the least. -God is good!
Posted by Julie | October 14, 2015
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Fantastic lawyer
Shelburn is the man. He had my DWI, my wreckless driving, and my speeding charges dismissed. I also had a separate wreckless driving ticket, which he had reduced to a speeding fine. I like the way he handles things. If I call his office and he or his secretary don't answer, he will call me back with in a few hours. The other day he called, emailed, and texted. What lawyer takes the time to do that?! This really stuck out to me when calling different law firms and deciding which lawyer to hire. I want somebody who is accessible. He also works with you, your budget and your schedule. His office set me up with a payment plan for my dWI and he even got me an extension on paying that speeding ticket. I thought I was for sure going to be found guilty for my DWI. Shelburn asked me questions and found illegalities with my arrest . He told me "don't worry, we are going to win this." And we did. He knows what he's doing.
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Posted by Scott | August 24, 2015
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Chris is the man. Straight forward, honest, always quick to return calls or get things done. I would most certainly hire him again, in fact he was so thorough , I wouldn't hire anyone else . I strongly recommend Chris.
Posted by Oscar L. Bryant | July 2, 2015
Chris is one of the best DUI lawyers in the business!!!!! He works with you as far as payment, keeps you informed on court hearings,and most of all, he studies your case,and represents you and your case the right way. Trust me, I got a non-guilty verdict. I can't thank Chris and his staff enough.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
Being a minor with a DWI case Chris did all he could to help me minimize my penalties and guided me through the process. He showed me all my options and was upfront, honest and very polite with everything. He also made sure I was comfortable with the decisions we made together about how we wanted to proceed further with my case. I'm thankful and I would definitely recommend Chris!
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2013
A great traffic attorney
I got a speeding ticket in Charlotte. This ticket would put me over my points. I couldn't afford to lose my license since driving is what i do for a living. attorney Chris Shelburn reviewed my citation and had the whole thing waived very quickly. Oh, and his law office was very affordable and just made things easy for me. Thank you Chris. You really saved me.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole practitioner
  • Law Offices of Christopher W. Shelburn
  • 2009 - Present


  • University of South Carolina
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Your First DWI
  • DWI lawyers seminar
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is hard-working and dedicated to fighting for every inch on his client's behalf. There are few attorneys who enjoy the fight within the law as much as Chris."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Shelburn's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Shelburn. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Chris for a long time. He's well known around the courthouse for zealously advocating for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Chris a long while and he has always fought for his clients."
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Criminal defense
Bankruptcy and debt