Janelle Shewmaker


Janelle is an Attorney at Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC. Janelle's practice focuses on representing people who have been injured or harmed when someone else is at fault.

Janelle grew up New Orleans, and North Carolina became her forever home in 2014. Janelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002 and her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California in 2006.

Before joining Tatum & Atkinson, Janelle practiced at private law firms in North Carolina and Tennessee and handled complex litigation with a focus on catastrophic personal injuries. Janelle also formerly worked as a bodily injury claims adjuster for a national insurance company. 

Janelle lives in Raleigh with her young daughter, who is the light of her life. In her free time, she enjoys exploring restaurants and breweries in the Triangle and going on outdoor adventures with her daughter.


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2006, J.D.
  • Rhodes College, 2002, B.A.


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys


  • North Carolina 
  • Tennessee


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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you are devastated not only by what has happened, but by the effect that the injury or loss has had on you and your family. At this difficult time, you need an experienced team that will support you through your road to recovery. Call Tatum & Atkinson today!