Legal Services Director

Shaunis Mercer

Shaunis Mercer
Shaunis Mercer

Shaunis Mercer has dedicated her career as an attorney to helping families move forward in difficult times. She has spent the past eighteen years as an attorney, representing clients from all walks of life. Her ability to explain complex legal issues in everyday language comes from her belief that clients who are well-informed are best empowered to make the best decisions about how to take the next step.


Shaunis brings her background and talents to the Elise Buie Family Law team as Legal Services Director of both our Family Law and Estate Planning groups, focused on ensuring your legal team is supported to meet your unique needs and provide you with education throughout the legal process.


Throughout her career, Shaunis has balanced direct representation of clients with coaching and managing teams of attorneys to improve their skills communicating with their clients as well as working to elevate the practical skills required to be a good attorney. She continues that path here by managing our legal services teams and representing our Estate Planning clients.


Philosophy and Background


Shaunis is a Park Scholar from North Carolina State University, with a B.S. in Business Management and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.


Role in the Community


In her free time, Shaunis serves as PTA Vice President for her sons’ elementary school. She enjoys helping other parents as part of a local inclusive parenting group that provides peer support on a wide range of issues.







Bar Admission


  • North Carolina
  • Washington State


Awards and Recognition


  • North Carolina Pro Bono Society
  • North Carolina Legal Elite 2020

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