The Honorable Shirley L. Fulton is perhaps the most recognizable figure in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, having spent over 20 years in the court as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Resident Superior Court Judge, District Court Judge and Assistant District Attorney. While on the bench, Shirley led the courts in developing a system-wide strategic plan, successfully campaigned for bonds to build the current Mecklenburg County Courthouse, and developed programs to address the needs of non English speaking court participants.
A well-respected community leader, Shirley has served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Task Force, as Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Charlotte School of Law and as President of the Mecklenburg County Bar.
Shirley has continued her lifelong commitment to active leadership in community-based programs as the president of the Wesley Heights Community Association and as the owner of The Wadsworth House, a meeting place for corporate, civic and social events.
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Queens University, McColl School of Business, M.B.A., 1988
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, B.S., 1977
Super Lawyers (2006, 2008-2009)
Chair of the Board of Advisors, Charlotte School of Law
Past President, Mecklenburg County Bar Law & Community Foundation
Past President, Mecklenburg County Bar
Member, Blumenthal Arts Center
North Carolina Women Executives