Maggie Shankle - Owner/Attorney

Hometown: Hamlet, North Carolina

Education: B.A. in Political Science, UNC Chapel Hill; Juris
Doctor, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Why I Do What I Do: “Each day I have the opportunity to give of my knowledge, my time, my advocacy and my compassion to help lighten my clients’ burdens in a difficult time. I am relentless in representing my clients and do everything in my power to fight for what I believe is right and just. Yet I also fight with heart, because I care for them as individuals. My parents taught me that it is in giving that we receive. When my team and I show our clients that we care about them and give them our support through one of their most difficult times, the comfort and relief we see on their faces is the true reward. When I give everything I have to fight for my clients and they say they will never forget the kindness we have shown them…I am grateful I get to do it again tomorrow.”

Favorite Quote: “To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?” – Katharine Graham

Diego Lopez – Operations Manager

Hometown: Marion, North Carolina

Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Western Piedmont Community College

Why I Do What I Do: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and at Shankle Law Firm, I fulfill that each and every day. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. As with all matters of the heart, Maggie and the team put clients first and are treated as family.”

Favorite Quote: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs

Brittney Roberson – Case Manager

Hometown: Hamlet, North Carolina

Education: B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Why I Do What I Do: “In a world that has become very negative, I try to make a positive difference anywhere that I can. At Shankle Law Firm, I get to work with such a strong group of people to help do what is right. We help make a difference in someone’s life by teaching them their rights and being there for them along the way. Our goal is to help them realize that someone cares for them and is looking out for their best interests. Just knowing we are making a positive difference, that’s what it’s all about.”

Favorite Quote: “Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way” – Yogi Desai

Maria Chavez – Paralegal

Hometown: Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Why I Do What I Do: “My favorite part of working here is that it gives me the opportunity to help clients and their families during difficult times. They know that we really care about their problems and this is what sets us apart."

Favorite Quote: “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

Mya Rutto – Paralegal

Hometown: Florianopolis, Brazil

Why I Do What I Do: “It can be very scary to go through unexpected events in life, especially when you are hurt and do not know your rights. Nothing is more gratifying for me than being able to share my knowledge to ensure our clients obtain the treatment and compensation they deserve, while helping them feel protected and enabling them to focus on their health and wellbeing.”

Favorite Quote: “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen.

Sudhey Gonzalez – Legal Assistant

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Education: B.A Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Why I Do What I Do: “We build a bond with our clients--from every phone call to every encounter. We strive to provide the best guidance for our clients and their families. I have a daily opportunity to listen to and help others through a challenging time. At Shankle Law Firm it is a pleasure to help so many people and work with dedicated, hardworking individuals.”

Favorite Quote: “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Angela Velez – Legal Assistant

Hometown: Cali, Colombia

Why I Do What I Do: “I love having the opportunity to help our clients in every way possible, through every call, every face to face interaction, every email. My goal is to make our clients content with the work that I put in and know that it was done right.”

Favorite Quote: “The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ana French – Legal Assistant

Ana French

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Education: Bachelors in Communications and Journalism, UNAM - Mexico City. Human Resources Management UNC Charlotte - North Carolina.

Why I Do What I Do: My workplace motivation begins with a desire to help others. I truly believe that when a person is feeling vulnerable or disadvantaged, they are not in need of only compassion - they need support and guidance. I enjoy taking action to help others through difficult situations.

Favorite Quote: "It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act." - Dalai Lama

Lisa Saia – Paralegal

Lisa Saia

Hometown: Freeport, New York

Education: Paralegal Degree from Long Island University; as well as Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Why I Do What I Do: Most people don’t know what to do when they are injured. At Shankle Law Firm we enjoy helping clients understand their options and the laws involved in order to develop a case successfully and get them the compensation they deserve. If I can assist in helping even one person feel like they matter, I am a happy girl!

Favorite Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou

* Maggie Shankle is Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. This puts her in an elite class of specialists who have met rigorous criteria, including additional testing and displaying a superior understanding of Workers’ Compensation Law.