JUDICIAL CANDIDATE BIO
Rhonda L. Patterson

Seat: Hoover

Firm/Organization: The Patterson Law Office, PLLC

Practice Areas: Primarily Domestic and Civil Litigation

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Romance Languages (2003)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Juris Doctor with Honors (2006)

Bar and Court Admissions: State Bar of Georgia (2006)
State Bar of North Carolina (2009)

Professional Involvement: Council for Children’s Rights (Volunteer Attorney)
Domestic Bench Bar Committee (Sub Committee on Lawyer Family Leave)
Johnson C. Smith University (Adjunct Professor of Business Law)
Leary Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Current: Board of Directors, Vice Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee, Family Law Section. Past: 2015 Bar Leadership Institute, Chair of Communications Committee, Lunch with a Lawyer Program, Linking Lawyers Program)
North Carolina Bar Association (Call 4 All Service Day Volunteer, Family Law Section)
North Carolina Super Lawyers (Rising Stars)
National Business Institute (CLE Presenter on Family Law Topics)
Women Lawyers of Charlotte 

Civic and Community Involvement: A Child’s Place (Lunch Buddy Program Volunteer, Holiday and Meal Host Volunteer)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Volunteer
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Elevation Church (E Groups Member)
Mama’s Girls -- A North Carolina Non Profit
Mecklenburg County Dispute Resolution Committee Training
The Park Church (Greeters Ministry, The Park News Host, Small Business Incubation Committee Member)

Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position (not to exceed 150 words): I am steady and deliberate. I am smart and efficient. I am a listener. I am as diverse in experience as the people and businesses who would appear before me. 

Having practiced complex commercial law in large firms and now managing my own solo litigation practice, the depth and breadth of my experience allows me to immediately meet the substantive and procedural demands of the district court bench--rendering sound decisions, managing a docket and adding value to the court experience. I have provided pro bono representation to those in need, litigated the division of million dollar estates and fought for resolution for the everyday individual in between. I’ve represented both the victim and the accused; the child and the parent; the individual and the corporation. My journey has not been limited to one type of client or case. I am uniquely equipped to administer justice to all people. 

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