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Shameka C. Rolla

AA Contact Info

Cheryl Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023 


Shameka Rolla joined Smith Anderson’s Litigation team after graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law where she was a member of the National Trial Team. She serves clients on a wide range of business disputes, including contract and business tort claims.

Shameka enjoys Duke University basketball, live sporting events and travel.

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar



  • Defend employers against employment claims, including, without limitation, claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation, and wage and hour claims.
  • Conduct internal investigations for employers regarding allegations of workplace misconduct, including, without limitation, claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
  • Represented a software company in federal district court in defending against breach of contract claim involving resale of software and related services and pursued numerous counterclaims; successfully obtained orders denying plaintiff’s requests for TRO and preliminary injunction; case dismissed upon reaching a settlement.
  • Successfully obtained a pre-trial dismissal of claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent supervision and retention against corporate clients. 
  • Successfully obtained a contested default judgment after oral argument in state court on behalf of client.
  • Represented an individual against claims of breach of non-competition agreement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment; successfully defended against motion for TRO; case dismissed upon reaching a settlement.
  • Assist clients in responding to third-party subpoenas.

News & Publications


Title VII & Color: How Bringing Title VII Cases Under the Protected Class of Color can Further Highlight Colorism in Employment & Society at Large, 10 Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y 277 (2020)

Speaking Engagements


  • Co-Presenter, "Restrictive Covenants and Telehealth Boom," CLE presented by Smith Anderson, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • All North Carolina State Courts


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2020
    • The Order of Barristers
  • Duke University, B.A., 2017
    • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
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