Molly Morgan is an associate attorney at the Morgan Law whose practice is dedicated to criminal defense. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.
Born and raised in Charlotte, Molly was the fourth generation in her family to attend Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School. Her dream of becoming an advocate for justice and defender of the criminally accused stems back to kindergarten when her father spoke to her class about his zealous advocacy as a criminal defense attorney.
Molly has always marched to the beat of her own drum, championing free expression and individuality. She lobbied against school uniforms in fifth grade by gathering hundreds of signatures from students to petition the PTA, urging them to allow students to continue expressing themselves creatively.
As a seventh grader at JT Williams Middle School, Molly accompanied her father to a candlelight vigil with the People of Faith Against the Death Penalty outside what is now the old Mecklenburg County Courthouse. That late autumn night had a tremendous emotional impact on Molly that later served as fuel for her law school application Statement of Purpose.
During her junior year at Northwest School of the Arts, Molly was commissioned by a small NYC-based cosmetic company to create mascots illustrated and customized for use in commercial products for tweens. Although her fashion design portfolio opened the door to attend Savannah College of Art and Design, Molly’s fascination with human cultural diversity outweighed her interest in the fashion industry.
Molly began undergrad as an anthropology major but found that what intrigued her most were classes that explored ethnographic narratives and intersections between religion, race, gender, sexuality, class, and politics. She was president of the Student Art Society and the Religious Studies Student Organization. She ultimately earned her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Molly worked toward a certificate in Paralegal Technology to whet her appetite for legal studies before she enrolled at North Carolina Central University School of Law. During law school, she served as vice-chair of the Trial Advocacy Board, publicity chair of the Women’s Law Caucus and Death Penalty Project, and member of the Public Interest Law Organization, Black Law Students Association, and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Molly interned at the Durham County Public Defender’s Office, volunteered with Citizen Schools, and did various pro bono projects with organizations like the NCCU Innocence Project.
Molly is very passionate about indigent defense. Although the bulk of her work is in Mecklenburg County District Court, she has enjoyed traveling to other North Carolina district courts in Counties such as Alexander, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Polk during her first year as an attorney. Molly also assists her father in countless Superior Court cases and has begun working with him on federal criminal cases in the Western District of North Carolina.