Gregory Shenton was born in Louisville, Kentucky and completed his undergraduate studies at the nation's 13th-oldest college, Transylvania University, which was founded in 1780. While at Transylvania, Greg played baseball and ran cross-country (twice an All-American), was active in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, and consistently placed on the Dean's List. During his senior year at Transylvania, Greg worked with the State and Local Government Committees for the Kentucky state legislature, focusing on drafting legislation and redrafting the working compacts related to police, fire, and other services between the Louisville and Jefferson County governments prior to their merge into a metro government.
After graduating from Transylvania in 1997, Greg attended Emory University School of Law on a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, where he served as the President of the Graduate Senate, twice served as President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, worked as the Graduate Advisor to the undergraduate fraternities and sororities, and again consistently placed on the Dean's List. After graduation, Greg served on the Emory Law Young Alumni Council and has been a member of the Order of the Barristers.
Despite his initial intent to return to Kentucky to open up shop on a small-town courthouse square, Greg accepted an associate position at one of Atlanta's most prestigious large firms after graduating from Emory in 2000. In 2005, Greg joined an upstart firm started by four partners who left a national firm and who shared in his desire to deliver quality legal services at rates far below large firms. Greg elevated to partner in 2007 before resigning to open Shenton Law.
Greg was recognized as one of Georgia's SuperLawyers/Rising Stars from 2010 to 2014--an honor bestowed on less than 2.5% of the state's lawyers who qualify for this honor.
Greg is currently serving his second term as President of the Business Law and Litigation Section of the Cobb County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Trustees.
State and Superior Courts, Georgia
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
State Bar of Georgia
Cobb County Bar Association
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Outside the office, Greg and his wife are the proud parents of a son and members of Smyrna First United Methodist Church. Greg is a baseball coach with Smyrna Little League and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Cobb, as well as past-President of his homeowners association. Gregory is an avid hockey player, runs half- and full marathons, and bicycle rider. His philanthropy includes the Tour de Pink bicycle tour to raise money for breast cancer research, and he has also served as a Marathon Mentor for Team in Training, whose participants raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while training for their events.
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