Shalanna Pirtle is a Partner at Parker Poe law firm and represents management-side clients in all industries and aspects of the employment relationship. An analytical counselor with intuitive problem-solving skills, she concentrates her practice in the areas of employment counseling, internal investigations, and litigation. She is admitted to practice before the state courts of North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina.
Shalanna regularly defends employers in litigation under all of the state and federal anti-discrimination laws, as well as employment contract disputes, wrongful discharge claims, and wage and hour issues. She also represents clients in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the North Carolina Departments of Labor and Commerce.
A trusted business advisor, Shalanna offers insightful guidance to clients making critical decisions that impact both employee relations and legal risk management. She is highly regarded for her innate ability to develop cost-effective solutions that are tailored to fit the needs of each client. She has substantial experience in helping clients navigate workplace and cultural sensitivity issues.
"My practice furthers the credibility, employment opportunities, and growth of my clients' business enterprises. The business owner faces numerous challenges while expanding their brand and understanding how to navigate the employer-employee relationship. Among other daily responsibilities, a place of business is obligated to bridge the gap on social issues that may arise and how they are addressed is essential to long-term prosperity. It is my pleasure to play a role in helping my clientele mitigate risks in the marketplace and continue to pursue the dream of a profitable business while creating a workplace that is rife with opportunities for employee advancement."
Shalanna resides in Charlotte, NC where she has recently been celebrated as one of the city's 50 Most Influential Women. She enjoys philanthropic work with a number of charities, has several entrepreneurial endeavors, and her experience and expertise are invaluable as a strategic partner of L.I.F.E.