Atty. Fenita Morris-Shepard is a member of both the Texas and North Carolina bars. Ms. Morris-Shepard served under U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division in the Eastern District of North Carolina for eight years.
Atty. Morris-Shepard has held numerous in-house counsel positions including Assistant General Counsel with Wells Fargo, N.A., and Litigation Counsel at Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). She worked as counsel at Phelps Dunbar, LLC, and taught as an adjunct professor at Skema Business School prior to joining North Carolina Central University as interim general counsel.
Atty. Morris-Shepard has served on the Boards of the NC Justice Center, as well as the African American Dance Ensemble. In 2010, she opened KoolKidz, a drop-in childcare center in Apex, N.C., and became a certified Employment Law Mediator. Atty. Morris-Shepard is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law.