Carter B. Cole grew up in Cary, North Carolina, where he graduated from Cary High School and excelled in multiple sports. Carter enrolled at Campbell University in Buies Creek, where he played football, before transferring to North Carolina State University. He earned a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Pulp and Paper Technology. After graduating from N.C. State Carter continued his education by attending the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in Raleigh, North Carolina.    

While at Campbell Law School, Carter was a class representative for Campbell’s Student Bar Association, sat on numerous committees, and was actively involved in Campbell Law’s nationally ranked Advocacy Program, specifically the Pro Football Contract Negotiations team, where Carter and his team place in the top 10 nationally. Carter achieved this while also obtaining a Master of Trust and Wealth Management degree from Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, graduating Summa Cum Laude from that program. 

At the culmination of his law school career, Carter received the 2021 Howard Memorial Christian Citizenship Award for his citizenship and leadership of the Christian character and aspirations of the School of Law. Carter also received the 2021 North Carolina Advocates for Justice Student Advocacy Award. 

After law school, Carter relocated to Wilmington and joined the Shipman & Wright team. While his practice at Shipman & Wright consists of various areas, Carter’s primary focus is on Tax and Estate Planning. In addition, Carter’s extensive background in athletics makes him an asset to Shipman & Wright’s Sports Law practice and the Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic, which recently opened at Campbell Law. 

Carter enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid N.C. State Athletic fan. When he is not watching the Wolfpack compete or hanging out with his family, Carter enjoys reading and participating in the local community.