RaShawnda T. Murphy 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.