100 N. Cherry Street
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-4016T: 336.721.6842

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Immigration
  • Employment Law

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina Supreme Court, 1980
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Claims, 1982
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • J.D., with honors, 1980
  • Morehead Fellow
  • Order of the Coif
  • Research Editor, North Carolina Law Review

Randolph-Macon Woman's College

  • A.B., American Studies and Religion, magna cum laude, 1977
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Seminars & Presentations


Penni P. Bradshaw

A Board-Certified Specialist in Immigration Law, Ms. Bradshaw was named in the 2004 Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” as the top employment attorney in North Carolina. She has been nationally recognized by inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” for both Immigration Law and Employment Law, and by "Chambers & Partners" and "Super Lawyers" as a leading immigration attorney. She has also been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and The International Who’s Who of Professional & Business Women. Ms. Bradshaw has also been a speaker on both immigration law and employment law before such organizations as the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the American Home Furnishings Association, the Georgia Employers' Association, and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Awards & Recognition

  • Chambers USA Guide (2003 - 2017) Top Tier
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys in NC (2007 - 2017)
  • Named, Best Lawyers 2016 Employment Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Winston-Salem
  • Best Lawyers in America (2001 - 2018)
  • Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" Top NC Employment Lawyer (2004) / "Hall of Fame" (2005 - 2016)
  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2007 United Way Community Volunteer of the Year

Professional Activities/Associations

  • 1980 - 2005 Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (Partner 1987 - 2005)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Steering Committee on the Bar Review Course (1984-85); Practical Skills Course Committee (1986-89); Immigration and Nationality Law Committee (1989-92); Employment Law Section (Secretary, 1987; Newsletter Editor, 1989-1990; Membership Chair, 1990-1993); Nominating Committee (2000-02)
  • North Carolina State Bar - Committee on Specialization (2010-present); Chair (2015-present)
  • Forsyth County Bar Association

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Inc., Founding member, Board of Directors (1981- 1986); Secretary (1982-84); Vice Chair (1985); Chair (1986)
  • Salvation Army Girls' Club, Advisory Council (1983 to 1995); Secretary (1984-1987); Vice Chair (1988-1989); Chair (1990-1991)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Founding member, Board of Directors (1984-1987); Vice Chair (1985-1986)
  • CrimeStoppers, Board of Directors (1984-2004)
  • Northwest North Carolina Chapter American Red Cross, Board of Directors (1985-1998); Secretary (1987); Treasurer (1989-1990); Vice Chair (1993-1994); Chair (1995-1997); Leadership Volunteer of the Year Award (1991, 1997)
  • United Way of Forsyth County, Board of Directors (1992-1999); Legal advisor (1992-1999); Executive Committee (1992-1999); Chair, Community Problem Solving Committee (1995-1997); Secretary (1997-1999); Chair of Legal Division for Annual Campaign (2008)
  • Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-2013); Vice Chair (1996, 2003); Chair (1997, 2004)
  • Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2001-2005); Executive Committee (2002-2005)
  • Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Board of Directors (2004-2010)
  • CareNet of the Triad, Board of Directors (2006-2008); Vice Chair (2006); Chair (2007)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College Foundation, Board of Directors (2006-2012); Vice Chair (2010); Chair (2011)
  • Winston-Salem Symphony, Board of Directors (2008-2011)
  • Summit School, Board of Trustees (2015-present)
  • Center for Exceptional Children, Board of Directors (2016-present)
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