Responsive, knowledgeable legal advice and services to individuals and businesses in need. With a big firm background, Shannon's clients benefit from her sophisticated level of experience and high standards for case management while still getting the personalized client attention that comes from dealing directly with your attorney. Shannon builds strong relationships with clients, engaging with them to understand their businesses and their business and personal objectives so that she is best positioned to provide legal advice tailored to them and so she can effectively advise clients when disputes arise.
Shannon L. Vandiver | Attorney and Counselor at Law
NCDRC Certified Mediator for N.C. Civil Superior Court Matters & Matters Before the N.C. Clerks of Superior Court
Ms. Vandiver practices law in the Lake Norman area including in Mecklenburg, Iredell and surrounding counties, concentrating primarily on litigation and motorsports related matters. She has vast experience in the motorsports industry having represented motorsports teams, owners, male and female drivers, executives, employees, team members, sponsors, vendors and support personnel in a variety of racing divisions. Ms. Vandiver also handles various types of civil business matters and civil and business litigation issues including contract drafting, analysis, negotiations and disputes, business breakups, commercial lease disputes and collection matters, as well as handling disputes or hearings involving will caveats and contests, breaches of fiduciary duty and incompetency and guardianship petitions.
Licensed in North Carolina and admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in North Carolina, Ms. Vandiver is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association as well as the North Carolina Bar Association. She has held various posts in the NCBA's Sports and Entertainment Law Section and is a past Chair of the Section. Ms. Vandiver served as a guest lecturer for a Sports Marketing and Management MBA Sports Law program and was featured in N.C. Lawyers Weekly for her Sports Law practice. She is a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Mediator for N.C. Civil Superior Court Matters and Matters before the N.C. Superior Court Clerks.
Education and Experience
Ms. Vandiver received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University where she was an Editor of the Campbell Law Review, the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer, was nationally recognized for trial advocacy, was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and received numerous academic and clinical awards. After law school, Ms. Vandiver served as a federal law clerk in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, later practiced law as a litigator with an Am Law 100 law firm conducting nationwide products liability litigation for a Fortune 500 company and then began her Sports Law practice at a boutique firm in Charlotte.
Commitment to the Community
A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Ms. Vandiver currently resides in nearby Cornelius, North Carolina and is actively involved in her community including, among other things, through her engagement in the following endeavors and organizations.
Recognized as one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women.
Named one of 5 Women to Watch in Charlotte
Past President, Board of Directors, Teen Health Connection.
Past President and 2019-2020 Chief Financial Officer, The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc.
State Championship-Winning Mock Trial Coach
Former Chair, NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section
2016-2017 Chair of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section
2015-2016 Vice Chair of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section
2013-2015 Secretary of the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section