Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Government Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Government Relations
  • Construction Law


  • B.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2002
  • M.A.T., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2003
  • J.D.,University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2007

Court / Admissions

  • Western District U.S. Federal Court
  • Middle District U.S. Federal Court
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tribal Court, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • All North Carolina Courts

Chad R. Donnahoo

Chad joined Campbell Shatley in 2009. His practice areas include public sector and governmental law. In addition to the full-time representation of public sector clients, Chad's practice includes construction litigation, appellate advocacy and government services / policy analyst. Chad is an adjunct professor at Western Carolina University and teaches a graduate level seminar course in education law.

Chad is originally from western North Carolina and enjoys playing golf and snow skiing. Most Saturdays in the fall, he can be seen in Kenan Stadium cheering his beloved Tar Heels.


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Representative Clients

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Professional Associations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section (Committee Member, 2010-2011)
  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
  • North Carolina and National School Board Association
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Attorneys (WNC Regional Representative 2013-2015)
  • North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys

Civic Associations

  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel – Asheville Affiliates (2007-2010)
  • Board Member - All Souls Counseling Center (Vice Chair 2014-2015)
  • Student Services Committee Member - UNC Law School Alumni Association
  • Member - Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club
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Education and Government

Employment Law