H. Denton Worrell

H. Denton Worrell

Associate, Shanahan McDougal, PLLC

Denton is an Associate at Shanahan McDougal, PLLC, where he focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate and financial-related matters, and appeals.  His extensive business and financial background brings a unique perspective to the client table.

Most recently Denton clerked for Justice Paul M. Newby on the North Carolina Supreme Court for two years, primarily handling Business Court and complex civil appeals.  He earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest, where he had the honor to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review and was selected for the Dean’s Leadership Award, among others.

Prior to joining Shanahan McDougal, Denton worked in wealth management and finance in Charlotte for over ten years, helping to establish and develop an independent registered investment advisory firm.  As a Certified Financial Planner, he represented affluent families and their businesses throughout the Southeast on various financial transactions, securities and investments, and complex estate, trust, and corporate matters.  His planning experience includes various levels of succession planning, as well as executive benefit and retention plans, deferred compensation, and trust finance arrangements.  He has extensive insurance experience and is a Chartered Life Underwriter with the American College.

Denton is involved in the community through various ministries, has helped found and establish the Charlotte Scholarship Fund for the McCallie School, and is an active member of the Federalist Society.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, an Eagle Scout, and is an avid backpacker.