Marquis Emerging Leaders

Sharita L. Cannon

Title: Project Attorney

Company: Motley Rice LLC

Location: Summervile, SC

Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Charleston School of Law (2019); Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, Augusta State University (2012)

Career History: Project Attorney, Motley Rice LLC, Charleston, SC (2019-Present); Law Clerk, OShea Law Firm, Charleston, SC (2018-2019); Law Clerk, The Steinberg Law Firm, Charleston, SC (2018-2019); Outbound Manager, T-Mobile, Daniel Island, SC (2013-2017); Legal Runner, Fletcher, Harley & Fletcher LLP, Augusta, GA (2013); Intern, Helping Hands, Aiken, SC (2013)

Type of Business: Law

Sharita Cannon, Project Attorney at Motley Rice LLC, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for her contributions and achievements in the field of personal injury law.

Guided by her desire to help others, Ms. Cannon knew early on the practice of law was her calling. After many years of hard work in the academic field, she currently serves as a project attorney with Motley Rice LLC, focusing on the areas of personal injury, business start-ups, legal research, litigation support, and legal writing and documentation. She has practiced with the South Carolina-based firm since 2019. In this role, she brings years of prior experience that has aided in her success. Ms. Cannon first garnered experience by earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government at Augusta State University in 2012. She continued her academic pursuits at the Charleston School of Law, receiving a JD in 2019.

Attesting to her dedication to hard work, Ms. Cannon’s work experience has also aided in her current success. In 2013, she simultaneously provided her services as an intern at Helping Hands, as a legal runner for Fletcher, Harley & Fletcher LLP, and as an outbound manager for Daniel Island. Prior to her current firm, from 2018 to 2019, she was a law clerk for the Steinberg Law Firm and the OShea Law Firm. In her work and academic experience, Ms. Cannon has received multiple accolades, including the CALI Award of Excellence, Tort I; CALI Award of Excellence, Tort II; CALI Award of Excellence, Business Association; CALI Award of Excellence, Contacts ll.

One area that has remained consistent throughout her life Ms. Cannon’s commitment to give back. In 2016, she founded the PB&J Sunday which is a community service project that consists of Charleston School of Law students, friends, and family, who personally hand out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cookies, and water, to those in need, mainly in the downtown and North Charleston areas. In 2019, she was published in SC Lawyer Magazine and while matriculating in law school, she was the Assistant Research Editor of the Charleston Law Review. Looking toward her future, Ms. Cannon endeavors to continue helping her clients and growing as a lawyer.

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