Colin Shive

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Colin Shive received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from Clemson University in 2006 and his law degree, with High Honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. While in law school, Mr. Shive participated in the Community Development Law Clinic and was a research assistant for the Center on Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources. Mr. Shive was also a staff member and editor of the North Carolina Law Review. Prior to joining Tharrington Smith, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

In 2016, Mr. Shive was first selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Super Lawyers North Carolina Magazine. From 2016-2017, Mr. Shive worked as an associate attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center. He returned to Tharrington Smith in 2017. Mr. Shive practices Education Law.

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Juris Doctor, 2011
  • High Honors, Order of the Coif
  • Community Development Law Clinic, participant
  • Center on Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources, research assistant
  • North Carolina Law Review, staff member and editor
  • Clemson University
  • B. A. 2006 Magna Cum Laude

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar 2011
  • Wake County Bar Association, member 2011
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, member 2011
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2011
    • Education Law Section, Member
    • Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section, Member
    • Young Lawyers Division Member
    • Young Lawyers Division, Ask a Lawyer Day Durham Site Coordinator, 2014-present; volunteer 2013

Clerkship

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, law clerk for the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., 2011-2012

Opinions & Verdicts

Professional Dedication

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Constitutional Rights Responsibilities Section Council Member, 2015
  • The Constitituionalist, Newsletter of the Constitutional Rights Responsibilities Section of the NCBA, Editor, 2015

Publications

  • School Systems and the Affordable Care Act: Current Issues; April 2015 NCBA Education Law Newsletter

Practice Areas:

Education Law

Connect:

cshive@tsmithlaw.com
919-821-4711

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Awards & Honors

Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016, 2018

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