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Bryan Canales


Bryan Canales is more than an attorney; he is a bridge between communities, striving to make the legal system accessible and understandable for everyone. Bryan was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, and lived in New York City before settling in the Charlotte Metro area with his family. Inspired by his desire to be a pillar of support in the community, Bryan embarked on a journey to become an attorney, driven by his observations of the challenges faced by the Hispanic community in navigating the legal landscape. He saw firsthand how language barriers and a lack of understanding of legal rights hindered access to justice, motivating him to pursue a career where he could make a meaningful difference.

With a background in the financial sales industry, Bryan brings a unique perspective to his role as a personal injury attorney. His experience has honed his communication skills, allowing him to connect with clients on a personal level and provide them with the support they need during challenging times. Bryan graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte before earning his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Bryan effectively assists clients, bridging the gap created by language barriers and ensuring that all clients receive the representation they deserve.

For Bryan, thorough communication is paramount in the practice of personal injury law. He prioritizes open and transparent communication with his clients, ensuring they understand their rights, the legal process, and the progress of their case. By fostering trust and rapport, Bryan cultivates strong attorney-client relationships, laying the foundation for successful outcomes.

To stay abreast of changes in personal injury law, Bryan is committed to ongoing self-research and mentorship. He ensures that he is always equipped to provide the most current and effective legal advice to his clients, empowering them to make informed decisions about their cases.

What Bryan enjoys most about practicing personal injury law is the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives. Guiding clients through difficult times and working towards outcomes that positively impact their overall well-being is incredibly rewarding for him. His philosophy in representing clients is rooted in care and respect, ensuring that each client feels supported and empowered throughout the legal process.

Outside of the office, Bryan cherishes time with his family, including his wife, daughter, stepson, and two dogs Benji and Milo. He enjoys staying active through workouts and hikes and finds relaxation in cooking and spending quality time with loved ones. A typical weekend for Bryan involves a mix of his daughter’s soccer games, yardwork, reading, and cherished moments with friends and family. Bryan is also an avid sports fan and enjoys rooting for his Knicks and FC Barcelona.

In addition to his legal work, Bryan is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, furthering his commitment to serving the community and advocating for justice. With his dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment to his clients, Bryan Canales stands as a beacon of hope and support in the legal profession.

Our Promise To You

  • Providing Answers & Solutions
    We understand that this can be a scary and overwhelming time. We pride ourselves on providing you with the answers you need to make educated decisions about your case. Each step of the way we want to ensure you are fully aware and on board with the trajectory of your case.
  • Solely Focused on Personal Injury
    Unlike other firms, our ONLY focus is helping individuals and families who have been wrongfully injured. We dedicate all of our time, efforts, and resources to those who have been injured because of someone else's negligence.
  • No Case is too Big or Small

    When you have been injured, whether it's a small accident or a major one, our team dedicates the same amount of professionalism and commitment to maximize your result. Small or large we are committed to getting you a good and fair settlement.

  • Focused on Your Recovery
    At Shane Smith Law, we care about you, the individual. We genuinely want you to feel better and get good treatment. Thus, we not only help you obtain results, but we also help you obtain quality doctors and providers.


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