District Court Judge District 26 (Hands)
I have been a practicing law for 23 years handling a multitude of cases ranging from admiralty and complex civil litigation to worker's compensation and criminal defense. For the past 13 years I have been a solo practitioner focusing primarily on civil and criminal litigation, primarily in District Court. I have tried thousands of cases in counties all over the Charlotte region.
Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Florida
State Bar of North Carolina
Southern District of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Georgia, 1986
JD University of Georgia, 1989.
The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, The North Carolina Advocates for Justice, The Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Civic and Community Involvement:
Active at Blair Road United Methodist Church,
Assisted with C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church One Stop Shop,
Team Parent for Cheer Extreme competetive cheerleading team,
Athletic booster Independence High School
Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position:
My 23 years of experience as a practicing attorney make me far and away the most experienced candidate in my race. The depth and breadth of my areas of practice make me eminently qualified to deal with any situation that comes before me on the District Court bench.
I believe strongly in improving the efficiency with which the court system operates and I have made this a central theme of my campaign. Simple steps such as having the judge on the bench when court starts would make a huge impact on improving the administration of justice in Mecklenburg County.
I believe that all litigants that appear before me as judge are entitled to be treated with fairness and respect. The same rules will apply to both sides in any case that comes before me in court.
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