Q. Shanté Martin has spent over 20 years committed to representing and advising educational institutions across the secondary to post-secondary spectrum on a wide-range of legal issues. She has expertise in areas of employment, Title VII, the First Amendment, board governance, Title IX, open meetings, public records, policy drafting and editing, grievance hearings, student disciplinary hearings, investigations, and professional development training for education leaders. Specifically, she has experience representing charter schools, private schools, a private university, serving as General Counsel to the North Carolina Community College System and State Board of Community Colleges, and representing and litigating on behalf of the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in federal and state court.

In furtherance of her commitment to positively impacting the educational sphere, Shanté also designed the Higher Education Law and Policy course for the Higher Education Executive Leadership doctoral program at Wingate University.  She has trained doctoral candidates since the program’s inception nine years ago, many of whom are presently senior administrators and college presidents.

Shanté enjoys serving as an active member of Kingdom Christian Church in Charlotte, spending quality time with her family, praise dancing, supporting her daughter’s extracurricular activities, and teaching.

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Cranfill Sumner Attorneys and Paralegals Volunteer for Mock Trial Competition

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Attorneys and paralegals from the Charlotte and Wilmington offices of Cranfill Sumner LLP volunteered for regional Mock Trial competitions in their local areas on Feb. 5. They served as judges and jurors during the mock proceedings, which allowed high school students to participate in mock trial competitions and learn about the judicial process. … Read More