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Mr. Shoemaker graduated from Wake Forest University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2000) and Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D. 2003). Mr. Shoemaker majored in Political Science and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Role at MHC

Mr. Shoemaker is a shareholder at MHC and practices primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation defense, general civil litigation, and small business representation.

Professional Bio

In law school, Mr. Shoemaker served as the Research Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review. As a member of the Law Review, Mr. Shoemaker authored, “Missing the Point: Befuddled by Bakke, Most Courts Fail to Challenge the Problematic Proxy Fostered by Justice Powell’s Diversity Rationale”, 37 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1113, 2002, concerning the use of race in college admissions. Mr. Shoemaker’s article received the prestigious Law Review Award, given for the most outstanding Note or Comment written during 2001-2002.

In addition, Mr. Shoemaker was a member of the Moot Court Board and served as an Editor of the nationally distributed Wake Forest Moot Court Problem Book. Mr. Shoemaker is a member of the Gaston County, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina and before the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.

Personal Bio

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Shoemaker enjoys being active in the community. Mr. Shoemaker serves on the Board of Holy Angels and Gaston Literacy Council. Mr. Shoemaker is also a past Board Member of the Gaston Regional Chamber, past Chair of the United Way of Gaston County, past Chair of Gaston Together, past president of the Gaston County Jaycees, advisor for the Highland School of Technology Moot Court Team, and a graduate of Leadership Gaston. As a “Double Deacon,” Mr. Shoemaker enjoys Wake Forest Sports. He also enjoys being involved in Mount Holly, where he and his family have resided since 2006. Finally, Mr. Shoemaker is particularly proud of eating over 7.5lbs of snow crab legs – his favorite food – in one sitting.

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