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

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina

Areas of Practice

Business Litigation

Awards & Honors

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

Shirley L. Fulton (1952-2023)

The Honorable Shirley L. Fulton passed away in February of 2023. Judge Fulton was a trailblaizer who worked tirelessly to service clients and make our community better. 

She was 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 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 was a founding partner of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen and is now retired. 

Shirley L. Fulton 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.

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