Shannon Hurley is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and has been practicing family law since 2004. She has represented clients in domestic violence, child custody and divorce cases, and has served as a guardian ad litem for children in child custody and domestic violence cases. She has also led clinics teaching people how to file for divorce and child custody. Shannon has volunteered extensively with local and state Bar organizations, as well as with other community non-profit organizations. Prior to practicing law, Shannon was a social worker in child welfare and mental health. Shannon received a Bachelor of Social Work from Appalachian State University and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law.