howard L. Clark III

Seat: Eady-Williams and Hoover

Firm/Organization: Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Education: Bachelor of Science Management in Finance, Tulane University (1996)
Master of Arts in Teaching, Boston University (2001)
Juris Doctor, Charlotte School of Law (2011)

Bar and Court Admissions: Mecklenburg County Bar

Professional Involvement: Mecklenburg County Bar Linking Lawyers

Civic and Community Involvement: Ada Jenkins fundraising, Boy Scouts, Huntersville/Cornelius Recreation League - Football Coach

Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position (not to exceed 150 words): From the boardroom to the classroom to the courtroom, I have had rich experiences in business, teaching, and the law. Working as a media planner for Young and Rubicam taught me the importance of balancing client demands with market realities. I fostered interest in the law and government during my ten years as a social studies teacher. For the past six years I have worked as a Public Defender in Mecklenburg County. I work in both District and Superior Courts and I have handled hundreds of cases from traffic offenses to serious felonies. I have maintained relationships with the Court and my fellow attorneys based on integrity, fairness, and respect. These diverse life experiences have given me a broad perspective beyond the courtroom walls. It is precisely these experiences that make me a qualified judicial candidate who would seek justice in family court, juvenile court, civil court or criminal court.