Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Special Education
  • Employment Law
  • General Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Condemnation Proceedings
  • Appellate Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Copyright and Trademark


  • B.M., cum laude, Appalachian State University, 1997
  • J.D.,University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2003

Court / Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Western District U.S. Federal Court
  • Middle District U.S. Federal Court
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All North Carolina Courts

K. Dean Shatley, II

Dean co-founded the law firm of Campbell Shatley in 2009. Dean's practice includes a focus on education and legal training for Boards and Administrators. In addition to full-time representation of public clients, his practice includes complex personnel investigations, construction litigation, and school funding issues.

Dean is married to Jennifer and has two daughters, Cate and Maddie. He enjoys outdoor activities in Western North Carolina.


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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
  • North Carolina Council of School Attorneys
  • North Carolina and National School Board Association
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Personnel Commission (2006-2010)

Civic Associations

  • National Executive Committee - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Advisory Board Member - Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University
  • Board Member - Asheville Area Arts Council (2006-2009)

Education and Government

Employment Law