Shelley H. Friel
Paralegal School: American Institute of Paralegal Studies, Paralegal Certificate, 1997.
College: Wake Technical College, A.A.S., 1986

Shelley Friel has been a paralegal with Sullivan & Tanner, P.A. since 1997. She is a former member of the North Carolina Bar Association's Legal Assistant Division [LAD] and Family Law Section, 1999-2004, and actively participated with both the LAD's pro bono and survey committees. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Volunteer Lawyer's Association James G. Lye Award for outstanding paralegal service for her pro bono contributions.  She is recognized by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Paralegal Certification as a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal.  In addition to being a family law paralegal, she has over 14 years of personal experience as a single mom with family law issues and the daily emotional roller coaster experienced by those going through such situations. Prior to joining Sullivan & Tanner, P.A., Ms. Friel was a legal compliance analyst with a local major insurance company. Her combined education and experience background allow her to work closely with clients to make their working relationship with our firm as easy as possible.  Ms. Friel also strives to provide our clients with information on community resources available to them for assistance in areas that newly separated individuals frequently struggle with such as emotional support and visitation challenges.