Chris Shella

Mr. Shella has been a practicing lawyer for nearly twenty years. Mr. Shella is admitted to the practice of law in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. He is a former prosecutor with over 100 major felony trials and has handled over 50 first degree murder cases and over 100 cases in federal court. He has won numerous trials. His most famous cases are the murder trials of the Duke Lacrosse Accuser, Vegan Baby case, The Silk Road/ Dread Pirate Roberts case in New York Federal Court, and The NC Latin Kings Rico conspiracy case.

Mr. Shella is a 1993 graduate of Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in International Studies/Economics, holder of a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate from the University College London Faculty of Laws, as well as an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Shella is also the author of two books and the originator of the Black Wall Street Investments private equity firm.
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