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Cecilia M. Sidebottom*

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280

A paralegal in the Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation practice area in the Charlotte office, Cecilia has extensive experience in:

  • Trial preparation
  • Exhibit organization
  • Document production
  • Drafting motions and discovery documents
  • Deposition digesting
  • Subpoenas
  • Filing documents with the U.S. District and Appellate Courts
  • Maintaining a litigation docket pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the U.S. District and Appellate Courts
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Attendance at trial

She also has experience in patent and trademark prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, along with a prior background in civil litigation.

Cecilia’s prior work experience as a professor’s assistant at Harvard Law School initially whet her appetite for the law. Her next position, in a law firm, allowed her to offer support in business litigation, insurance litigation, intellectual property prosecution, and intellectual property litigation. After joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, she has become senior paralegal and concentrates solely on IP litigation. She now has extensive experience in district court filings and cases in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, California, Texas, New York, Colorado and Georgia.

When not helping others at work, Cecilia supports the local Special Olympics program whenever possible. She also enjoys dabbling in cooking, antiquing, traveling, and she is an avid reader.


  • Selected to the Board at Hilbert College to successfully obtain accreditation for the Paralegal Program in 1978

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Women in eDiscovery, Charlotte Chapter

* Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Shumaker professional not admitted to practice law.

Alternate biographies




  • Wells College, 1980-1983
  • Hilbert College, 1977-1979
  • State University of New York College at Fredonia, 1975-1977

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