Maggie Shankle - Owner/Attorney

Maggie Shankle

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

Education: 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

Brittney Roberson

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 – Senior Paralegal

María Chávez

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

Education: Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Central Piedmont Community College

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 – Paralegal

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

Daniela Jaramillo – Paralegal

Daniela Jaramillo

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Education: B.A. Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Why I Do What I Do: "It is very rewarding to be able to put my skills to work in favor of those going through difficult times. Being a part of Shankle Law Firm allows me to work alongside brilliant people while providing effective and zealous representation."

Favorite Quote: “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” - JFK

Ana French – Legal Assistant

Ana French

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico


  • B.A. in Communications and Journalism, UNAM; Mexico City
  • Human Resource Management, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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

Irene Zambrano

María Chávez

Hometown: Portoviejo, Ecuador

Why I Do What I Do: “At the end of the day it fills me with satisfaction to know that we are doing our best. So that our clients and their families obtain the best benefits and results during difficult moments in their lives.”

Favorite Quote: “You are the story teller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.” - Isabel Allende

Lupita Tomala

Hometown: Yonkers, New York

Why I Do What I Do: “In every time of need, everyone needs a helping hand. I want to be the person someone can lean on to be there when it counts. Here at Shankle Law Firm, I have that opportunity to do just that and prove that I care every single day.”

Favorite Quote: “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

Rachel Lucio

Rachel Lucio

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Why I Do What I Do: "I love being a part of making a difference is turned upside down in a split second when something unexpected goes wrong. When clients give us the privilege of helping them from the beginning of their journey to its end resolution, its rewarding beyond measure. I love being a part of making a difference in someone’s life at Shankle Law Firm."

Favorite Quote: “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough." - Oprah Winfrey

Stasy Fontanel

Stasy Fontanel

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Why I Do What I Do: "To be part of a big change in someone’s life is the greatest thing I could do. Helping our clients in these tough moments, every step of the way. Being able to see our clients, their families happy and satisfied after we’ve helped them handle their case is very rewarding. At Shankle Law Firm, we have the most exceptional, caring, and hard-working team. I know we will always deliver the best work."

Favorite Quote: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even be touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

* 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.