Attorney Sarah Shoaf-Archie grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she learned the value of hard work, dedication, and an entrepreneurial spirit from her parents, Mark & Cindy Shoaf. After graduating as the salutatorian of her high school, Sarah went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Sarah's excellent academic record led to her induction into two honor societies - Lambda Pi Eta and Phi Sigma Pi. While at UNC, she not only gained a passion for learning, she also became a fervent Tar Heel fan. Sarah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.
Upon graduation, Sarah knew she wanted her life's work to focus on helping others in need. She accordingly made the decision to work in the legal field. In August of 2010, she attended Guilford College's North Carolina Certified Paralegal program. After completing the program and passing the North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification Exam, she went on to work for Hendrick, Bryant, Nerhood, and Otis, LLP (now Hendrick, Bryant, Nerhood, Sanders and Otis, LLP) as paralegal to the Senior Partner of the firm.
After some time working as a paralegal, Sarah decided to pursue a law degree. She began attending Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in the fall of 2012. While at Campbell Law, Sarah was an active member of the Campbell Law Innocence Project and, during her final year of law school, served as the organization's Secretary and Treasurer. She also participated in Campbell Law's Restorative Justice Project, where she spent time working with inmates at Central Prison on a weekly basis. During her time at Campbell, Sarah also worked as an intern for the Wake County Public Defender's Office, where she honed in on her passion for helping those in need. She was also honored to receive a grant from The A.J. Fletcher Foundation for her work in public interest. Sarah also successfully completed Campbell's rigorous Advocacy Program and, in May of 2015, graduated with a Juris Doctor degree.
Upon graduation, Sarah took the North Carolina State Bar Examination and passed on her first attempt, completing the final step towards her goal of becoming a licensed North Carolina attorney. Sarah then worked as an Associate Attorney at The Law Office of Aimee E. Cain, where she gained invaluable insight and guidance at the family law oriented practice. In April of 2017, Sarah began her own law practice, Shoaf-Archie Law, PLLC.
Sarah currently lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with her husband, Cory, and their two dogs, Jewels and Cali. They are active in two church communities - Friedberg Moravian Church and St. Stephen's Missionary Baptist Church. Sarah is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Cabarrus County Bar Association, and Cabarrus County Women's Bar Association. When Sarah is not spending time with her family or fighting to protect the rights of her clients, she enjoys reading novels, trips to the beach, and watching Tar Heel basketball. Go Heels!
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