Carla N. Archie
N.C. Superior Court Judge - District 26B
Carla Archie

Legal Experience:
Carla has nearly 20 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, including criminal and civil litigation, on both the plaintiff/ prosecution side and defense, in local and state government and corporations. She began her legal career as an assistant district attorney in Charlotte, and also served as chief assistant district attorney for felony drug prosecutions. She later transitioned into commercial litigation as assistant general counsel for Wachovia.  Before assuming her current position as senior litigation counsel for Wells Fargo, she served as deputy executive director and general counsel of the NC Education Lottery in Raleigh.

Bar and Court Admissions:
North Carolina State Bar
U.S. District Court - Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court - Middle District of North Carolina

Carla graduated summa cum laude from Hampton University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1992; her honors included Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, President’s Eminent Scholar Award and Outstanding 20-Year Alumna Award.  Carla received a juris doctorate degree from the College of William & Mary School of Law in 1995; her honors included Order of the Barristers (for outstanding oral advocacy skill), the Dean’s Award (for student leadership), and the George Wythe Award (for exceptional character and commitment to the law school community).

Professional Involvement:
• Mecklenburg County Bar Association – President
• Mecklenburg County Bar Association (former Vice President, former Secretary, Bar Leadership Institute – class of 2002, Strategic Planning Committee - Co-Chair, Judicial Nominating Committee, Lunch with a Lawyer Mentoring Program)
• Wells Fargo Law Department Diversity & Inclusion Council, Co-chair
• John S. Leary Association of Black Lawyers (former Secretary) 
•Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Civic and Community Involvement:
Current and former involvement includes: 
• Mecklenburg County Bar Association, President (2014-2015)
• Community Building Initiative – Leadership Development Impact
• Legal Services of Southern Piedmont – Board of Directors
• S.T.A.R.S Math & English Academy – Board of Directors
• Rape Crisis Recovery Foundation – Advisory Council
• Boy Scouts of America – Career Explorer Post Coordinator
• Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation- Speaker’s Bureau
• William & Mary Law School Association – Board of Directors
• National Hampton Alumni Association – Charlotte Chapter President
• Junior League of Charlotte
• The Links, Incorporated – Charlotte Chapter
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (International Constitution Committee, Regional Parliamentarian, Chapter Vice President, Treasurer and Parliamentarian)
• Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position:
As a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years, my experience is extensive and diverse.  Unlike my opponents, I have experience in the public and private sectors, including criminal and civil litigation, and government and corporate legal experience. My experience has taught me to seek, first, to understand, to read thoroughly, to listen closely to the evidence and the arguments, to examine the law carefully, and to weigh the alternatives and risks.  My broad knowledge of the law and our legal system will ensure I am thoughtful in my deliberations and will render decisions that stand up to appellate scrutiny. As a superior court judge, I will always demonstrate high ethical character and a deep respect for the parties and the rule of law.  By following such a work ethic, I am prepared to make important decisions and the public can be assured of the integrity and fairness of the outcome.

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