Tricia Shields

Tricia Shields NC Appeals Court Judge

For NC Appeals Court Judge - Seat 4

Tricia is running to bring the Court the experience, talent, intellect, and work-ethic to give every case the individual attention that it deserves.

About Judge Tricia

A North Carolina native, Tricia graduated from UNC School of Law in 1985. After working as a clerk to Chief Judge Hedrick of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Tricia became a recognized trial and appellate lawyer, representing individuals and businesses before every level of our State’s courts.

Tricia has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003 and has received a Women of Justice Award from North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. She is ranked in Chambers® and Partners and holds an AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell.

Determined to give back to the profession she loves, Tricia has taught Trial Advocacy at Campbell Law School since 2013, in addition to her full-time practice. She also served as President of a State-wide attorney’s group.

Tricia is a long-time resident of Cary, where she lives with her husband, Grady. Tricia has two sons, Will, who recently received his Masters of Social Work, and Ben, who has a Masters in Applied Economics.