RaShawnda T. Murphy Williams is an associate attorney located in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner LLP. She practices in the firm’s civil litigation section and focuses her practice primarily on matters involving education, employment, and municipal law. RaShawnda takes a holistic approach to her practice by gaining an understanding of each client’s core needs and wants, and keeping those values at the forefront of her representation of each client.
Before RaShawnda began her civil litigation career, she served the state of North Carolina as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Cheri L. Beasley at the North Carolina Supreme Court. RaShawnda graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2019. During her time in law school, she worked as a summer clerk for Supervisory Administrative Judge Regina Stephens of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. RaShawnda also worked as an extern of the North Carolina Central University Office of Legal Affairs and served as Articles Editor of the Science and Intellectual Property Law Review.
Prior to attending law school, RaShawnda attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. RaShawnda is an eastern North Carolina native who enjoys reading, developing new recipes, yoga, and spending time with her dog, Cola.
Most Recent Posts
The Supreme Court denied a North Carolina charter school’s petition for review of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling… Read More
Two Cranfill Sumner LLP attorneys participated in the recent 2023 Education Law Section Annual CLE Program from the North Carolina Bar Association. The event provided an update on education law including discussions about Title IX and athletics, best practices for employers, and a case law update.… Read More
Attorneys and staff members of Cranfill Sumner LLP volunteered to perform bar candidate interviews for the NC Board of Law Examiners prior to the July 2022 bar exam.… Read More
Members of the Cranfill Sumner LLP offices participated in the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s 15th Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 4. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held virtually this year.… Read More
Attorneys from Cranfill Sumner LLP assisted in interviews for the February 2022 bar exam session.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) announced today that RaShawnda Murphy and Pete Colbert have joined the firm as associate attorneys. Murphy will be based in the firm’s Raleigh office, and Colbert will be based in the firm’s Charlotte office. … Read More