JUDICIAL CANDIDATE BIO
Rex Marvel

Firm/Organization: Mecklenburg County Public Defenders Office

Practice Areas: Criminal

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow
Florida State University, B.S., Political Science and Religion, Magna Cum Ladue 

Bar and Court Admissions: North Carolina
Board Certified Specialist in North Carolina State Criminal Law

Professional Involvement: 
Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors
Mecklenburg County Bar Community Service Board
Mecklenburg County Bar Criminal Justice Section Member
Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute
North Carolina Advocates for Justice Member
North Carolina Bar Association - Legal Link High School Mentoring Program
National Public Defender Association
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
Equal Justice Works Fellowship - Recipient 2012-2014
Gideon's Promise - Alumni
Justice and Beer Public Interest Attorney Social Organizer
Presenter North Carolina Public Defenders Conference "District Court Motions Practice"
Leader of Multiple District Court Related CLE’s

Civic and Community Involvement: 
Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing - Central Piedmont Community College Paralegal Studies Program
Center for Children Not-for-Profit Board of Directors
'Know your Rights" presenter through the Mecklenburg County Bar
Mecklenburg County Expungement Clinic - Volunteer
Urban Ministries Soup Kitchen - Volunteer
Room at the Inn - Volunteer
District Court Judge District - F 2018 Debate Moderator
Charlotte Seminole Club
Vine United Methodist Church Member

Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position (not to exceed 150 words): I practice in District Court almost daily. Like most attorneys I know what separates an average judge from a great one. Not only do our best judges come to court on time, know the law and treat everyone with respect they also hold a deep-rooted admiration for the importance of the position. I do not want to become a judge for the title or salary - I want to be a judge because I wholeheartedly believe in the crucial impact a great District Court Judge can make. Growing up my family was affected by the decisions of District Court Judges. As a child of a methamphetamine addict I saw firsthand the positive impact a judge can have on children and the community as a whole. Make me your top pick and together we can make a positive impact on the court system in Mecklenburg County.

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