Attorney Richard L. Cannon III

Born in Pensacola, Florida, Richard L. Cannon III has called Eastern North Carolina home for his entire life, having grown up in Vanceboro. The other constant in his life is law, in which he has over four decades of practice experience. 

His passion for this field was kindled by his great-aunt, leading him to pursue a legal education. He obtained his B.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977, followed by his J.D. degree from the Campbell University School of Law in 1983. 


Richard’s commitment to his community is evident through his extensive involvement in various organizations. A life-long resident and devoted member of Jarvis United Methodist for 35 years, he has contributed as an usher, committee member, and youth leader. An avid enthusiast of mentoring the youth, Richard has also been an Eagle Scout, active in the Scouting Program for over 25 years, serving in roles ranging from den leader to Scoutmaster. In his tenure as a Scoutmaster, he notably facilitated a trek at the Philmont Scout Reservation.

His dedication extends to the legal community as well, with memberships in the Pitt County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Federal Bar Association, showcasing his commitment to the field of law. 


Since being admitted to practice in 1983, Richard has honed his focus on Social Security Disability, bankruptcy, workers' compensation, personal injury, and traffic offenses. He prides himself on a personalized approach to each case, striving to relate to and understand the unique circumstances of his clients, especially those from small towns seeking proper legal support. 

In his career, Richard has overcome significant legal battles, including a memorable victory in a triple homicide case at Camp LeJeune, N.C., which ascended to the North Carolina Supreme Court. His comprehensive practice spans across various courts, such as the N.C. General Court of Justice, the N.C. Court of Appeals, and even the United States Supreme Court. 


Outside the courtroom, Richard enjoys road cycling, tennis, crossword puzzles, reading, and contributing to his community through coaching Upward Basketball League and mentoring in Cub Scouts. His personal achievements include the Eagle Scout Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Greenville Jaycees, reflecting his profound influence and dedication both professionally and personally. 

Richard L. Cannon III is a testament to hard work, dedication, and commitment to making a significant impact on both his clients and his community. With Cannon Law Offices, PLLC, you can be assured of passionate, empathetic, and professional legal assistance. 

Mr. Cannon resides in North Carolina with his wife, Renny J. Myers, and their three grown children, embodying the values of family, community, and justice in every aspect of his life.