Cheyenne N. Chambers joined Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen in 2016, after her judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul J. Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Cheyenne’s practice focuses on appellate and trial litigation in the areas of civil rights, criminal law (appellate), constitutional law, employment law, and immigration law (appellate). She has experience in drafting critical motions before federal and state trial courts, as well as drafting merits and amicus briefs before federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits.
In 2017, Cheyenne successfully argued Tully v. City of Wilmington before the Supreme Court of North Carolina, a landmark case which created a new cause of action for government employees under Article I, Section 1 of the North Carolina Constitution. (Video of the oral argument can be accessed here.) And in 2018 and 2019, Cheyenne was selected by her peers to be included in Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of civil rights.
Cheyenne earned her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she graduated cum laude and served as Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. During school, Cheyenne worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Honorable Norah McCann King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
In addition to her practice, Cheyenne serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Subcommittee on Young Lawyers, Membership, and Diversity. Cheyenne is also the founder of the Chambers Scholarship at the Moritz College of Law. The Chambers Scholarship seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students and advance the diversity pipeline to the legal profession.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2014
Case Western Reserve University, M.A. in American History, 2011
Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Employment & Labor
Super Lawyers Rising Star in Civil Rights (2018 & 2019)
"Preparing for Oral Argument," CLE Presentation (North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting, “Appellate Advocacy in the Digital Age: The Future Is Now," September 15, 2017)
American Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
John S. Leary Bar Association of Black Attorneys
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section