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. 

Murphy practices in the firm’s civil litigation section with a focus on education and employment law matters. She previously worked as a summer clerk with Supervisory Administrative Judge Regina Stephens of the EEOC, as an extern with the N.C. Central University Office of Legal Affairs and as Articles Editor of the Science and Intellectual Property Law Review. She also served the State of North Carolina as a judicial law clerk for former Chief Justice Cheri L. Beasley at the North Carolina Supreme Court. She received her law degree magna cum laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Law and earned her bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Colbert practices in the firm’s civil litigation section. He previously worked as an attorney at a firm in Lincolnton, N.C. and interned for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.C., and the N.C. General Assembly. Prior to law school, he worked at Wells Fargo as an Operations Manager and served five years in the U.S. Army where he was a Field Artillery Officer and achieved the rank of Captain. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a four-year letterman in swimming and received his law degree from Campbell Law School.