JUDICIAL CANDIDATE BIO
Seat: Eady-Williams and Hoover
Firm/Organization: The Law Office of Michael E. Navarro, PLLC
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation
Education: North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC
Juris Doctor, May 2003, Licensed to Practice, August, 2003
St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
B.A. English, Minor in Theology and Rhetoric and Public Address, May 2000
Bar and Court Admissions: North Carolina
Professional Involvement: North Carolina State Bar Association
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Family Law Section
Mecklenburg County Fee and Dispute Resolution Committee
The John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys
Civic and Community Involvement: I previously served as a mentor for teenagers through a program provided by Goodwill.
During my time as treasurer for the John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys I have participated in several free legal clinics where I provided advice to pro se litigants with questions dealing primarily with criminal and family law.
I previously participated at Career Day at Garinger High School.
I previously served as a speaker at a free clinic that was sponsored by the Exodus Foundation. The clinic provided advice regarding expungements to members of the community who had recently been released from incarceration.
Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position (not to exceed 150 words): Integrity. Commitment. Results. I have been a practicing attorney for close to fifteen years. During that time I've litigated cases in the District and Superior Courts in over thirty five counties in the State of North Carolina. My experience as a litigator has afforded me the opportunity to represent clients dealing with legal issues involving civil, criminal, juvenile and family law, the very areas that I would be servicing our community as a judge. There is a great responsibility that comes with being a District Court Judge. You have a finite amount of time to analyze facts, determine how the applicable law applies to those facts and then make a decision that will have lasting effects on someone's life......every day, every week, every month. That is a responsibility that I am ready, willing and able to accept, so I humbly ask for your vote.