Ms. Shannon (Missy) Sumerell Spainhour


Missy Spainhour concentrates her practice on nearly all types of labor & employment law, litigation, mediation (as an NC DRC Certified Superior Court Mediator), and conducting independent workplace investigations.

She provides advice and counseling to employers of all sizes, in addition to her federal, state, and appellate court litigation practice of over 20 years.

Missy has been recognized by Martindale-Hubble (by both her peers and the judiciary) as an “AV” rated attorney.

She has also been recognized by independent attorney rating organizations such as Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and has been selected for the last three years for inclusion in national Premier Employment Lawyers’ publication as the exclusive representative attorney for the Asheville/Western North Carolina area. 

Member Bar Number: 28108

Practice Areas

Administrative Law, Alternative dispute resolution, Civil Litigation, Contract Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Government Law, Local Government Law

States Licensed


NC DRC Certified Superior Court Mediator


Contact Information

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP | Email:   | Phone: 828-575-5818