Three from Shanahan Law Group, PLLC Named 2013, 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Top Quote The Super Lawyers lists for 2014 have been announced. Three attorneys from Shanahan Law Group, PLLC were named to the North Carolina Rising Stars list. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2014 - Shanahan Law Group, PLLC, proudly announces that partner Brandon S. Neuman and associate John E. Branch, III have once again been selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2013 and 2014. Along with Mr. Neuman and Mr. Branch, associate Christopher S. Battles has been selected to the 2014 list. "It is always humbling to be recognized by your peers," said Kieran J. Shanahan, principal of Shanahan Law Group. "That three of our lawyers have been designated Super Lawyers this year is an honor for them and a tribute to the strong teamwork of the entire firm."

    To be nominated for inclusion in the Rising Stars list, the nominee must be 40 years old or younger and in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Both Mr. Neuman and Mr. Branch have been selected to the North Carolina Rising Stars list since 2010. The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.

    Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

    About Brandon S. Neuman
    Brandon's practice area includes all aspects of business advisement, complex commercial litigation, and arbitration in federal and state courts, including contract disputes, business torts, corporate litigation, shareholder disputes, intellectual property litigation and commercial arbitration. Brandon serves as outside General Counsel for a number of client institutions and businesses, where he manages a wide variety of legal matters, such as audits, regulatory examinations, and other industry-specific matters. In 2013, Brandon was appointed to the North Carolina Banking Commission by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. The State Banking Commission supervises, directs and reviews the activities of the Commissioner of Banks.

    About John E. Branch, III
    John's practice area includes business, commercial, employment, and intellectual property litigation in federal and state court, at both the trial and appellate levels. His experience includes cases involving contract disputes, loan disputes, unfair business practices, employment non-competition agreements, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Copyright Act, the Lanham Act, the North Carolina Trade Secrets Protection Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, election law, and land use law. In addition to his business practice, John represents a number of North Carolina public charter schools, as well as the North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

    About Christopher S. Battles
    Christopher's primary practice area is civil litigation, but he has experience in a wide range of subjects, including complex business litigation, constitutional law, contract disputes, intellectual property, technology law, and property rights. He has litigated cases involving the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal trademark law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the North Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act.

    About Shanahan Law Group, PLLC
    Shanahan Law Group is a boutique law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina that offers a full range of business and litigation services. The firm's practice areas include complex business litigation, business formation and exit strategies, banking and financial institutions, licensing and distribution, real estate, secured transactions, agribusiness, employment law, white collar criminal defense, trust and estates, and government representation. The firm has offices in downtown Raleigh and North Raleigh. For more information, call (919) 856-9494 or visit

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