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Shelley B. Fullwood is an attorney with Olive & Olive and contributes to our trademark, copyright and transactional groups.

Areas of Focus include:

  • Trademark prosecution and maintenance
  • Copyright registration
  • Entertainment and Arts Law
  • Contracts


Prior to joining Olive & Olive, Shelley served as the NCCU Intellectual Property Law Institute’s Trademark and Copyright Fellow, as well as, the Supervising Attorney for the Trademark Clinic within the NCCU IP Clinic.

There, she trained and supervised student practitioners in U.S. trademark prosecution, advised clients on intellectual property issues for media and online content, including social media platforms, and created drawings for patent applications.

Off hours

Shelley is an amateur aerialist who has practiced the aerial hoop (lyra) since 2016.

Shelley is an avid knitter who knits sweaters for the small, senior dogs of Hope Animal Rescue who need special sweaters due to skin issues or diseases, as well as knitting for her two Chihuahuas Rico Bebop & Gia Sofia.

Did you know?

Shelley curated an exhibition of art works made by North Carolina attorneys and judges in 2018.

She is a member of the national co-ed arts & literary fraternity Delta Psi, commonly known as St. Anthony Hall.

Shelley volunteers at the creativity festival SPARKCON as poet for litSPARK section where she creates poetry on-demand for anyone who asks.


Shelley has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with concentrations in visual communication and news editing, she earned her J.D. from North Carolina Central University.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 2007)
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D., 2015)

Affiliations and Honors

Shelley is admitted to practice in the State of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Durham County Bar Association, and the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar.

States and Districts Admitted to Practice
• State of North Carolina

• Durham County Bar Association
• Fourteenth Judicial District Bar
• North Carolina Bar Association