Tonja Damon Brooks

Seat: Hoover

Firm/Organization: The Law Offices of Tonja D. Brooks, PLLC

Practice Areas: State District and Superior Courts and Federal District Court; Misdemeanors and Felonies; Juvenile Delinquency

Education: Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Juris Doctorate 1996
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Bachelor of Science, Business, 1991

Bar and Court Admissions: Mecklenburg County Bar, North Carolina State Bar, United States Western District

Professional Involvement: 
Member of John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys
Former Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee 
Former Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Committee 
Graduate of the Mecklenburg County Bar, Leadership Institute 
Former Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar, Nominating Committee 
Former Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar, Board of Directors 
Former Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar, CLE Committee 
Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association 
Member of the North Carolina State Bar 

Civic and Community Involvement: 
Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Member of Leadership Charlotte Class XXVII
Volunteer with Youth Homes Incorporated
Former Member of Carolina Youth Commission Advisory Board 
Former Member of the Mecklenburg County Speakers Bureau 
Volunteer for Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Schools 

Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position (not to exceed 150 words): I believe that experience matters. I have 20 years practical courtroom experience. For over 20 years I have handled cases in both State and Federal Courts; handling misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile delinquency. I am an experienced litigator who knows the law. I have presented and taught at national defender trial conferences; teaching other lawyers how to prepare cases for trial. 

I also have "people experience." I have committed myself to serving the community by providing a people centered law practice. I have represented private client’s, appointed clients and juvenile clients from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I believe that our Justice System is a forum where everybody has the right to be heard; and those charged with the duty of decision making have the responsibility to listen. I have earned the respect of my colleagues by practicing with integrity and effectively advocating for my clients.