Tracy Hanna Hewett

District Court Judge District 26 (Brown-Williams)

Tracy Hewett


Legal Experience:

As a Public Defender for eight years, I have handled over 11,000 District Court and over 900 Superior Court cases.  I have had significant success in numerous motions, bench trials and jury trials.  My representation included defending clients who have been charged with anything from DWI to larceny to assault. I have represented clients in probation violation and involuntary commitment hearings.  I was promoted to the felony drug, property and habitual teams.  In addition to my normal caseload, I volunteered in DWI treatment court for three years.  Currently, I help train and supervise twenty-one attorneys in their first jury trials.


Bar and Court Admissions:

North Carolina State Bar&2004 to Present; Member

Mecklenburg County Bar&2004 to Present;



I graduated from Garinger High School in 1975 with a GPA over 4.0 due to taking advanced Chemistry.  In 1999, I received my undergraduate degree summa cum laude from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  At North Carolina Central University School of Law I took Advanced Taxation and placed #1 in that class which included both NCCU and Duke Law students.  I graduated with honors in 2004.


Professional Involvement:

North Carolina State Bar&2004 to Present; Member

Mecklenburg County Bar&2004 to Present; Member

Class of 2013 Board of Directors

Criminal Law Section Member and Co-host of 2010 holiday event

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Contributor

Lunch with a Lawyer program Mentor&2010 and 2011 school years

Linking Lawyers program Mentor&2011

2009 Nominee on District Court Judicial Ballot

Charlotte Womens Bar&2009 to Present; Participant

North Carolina Central University Alumni Association&Co-host 2011 Reception

Southern Public Defender Training Center&2011 Faculty

NC LEAF (Legal Education Assistance Foundation)&2004 to 2011; Participant

 Ferguson, Stein, Chambers, Gresham & Sumter Fellow 2006

Uptown Toastmasters&1986-1988; Awarded Toastmaster of the Year


Civic and Community Involvement:

Caldwell Presbyterian Church&2010 to Present; Member; Christian Education Coordinator

Florence Crittenton Services&2005 to Present; Board Member;

Development Committee Member

Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church&1995 to 2010; Youth Program Coordinator, Teacher, Mentor, Membership Committee

Carolina Dispute Settlement Center&Summer 2002; Volunteer Mediator

Mediation Center of the Southern Piedmont&1996-2000; Volunteer Mediator

Teen Age Parent Services&1993-1996; Junior Achievement Class Consultant

Mecklenburg County&1995; Licensed Foster Parent

Guardian ad litem&1989-1991

Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church&1988-1995; Elder, Committee Chairman


Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position:                        

I have handled thousands of cases in both District and Superior Court

which clearly demonstrates my knowledge of the law, my ability to negotiate and litigate, and my respectful management of valuable State resources.  Before law school I worked 21 years for The Charlotte Observer.  My work required both creativity and analytical skills as I developed and maintained revenue from small businesses to large corporations.  In addition to my careers, my community service includes years of conflict resolution and working with youth as a guardian ad litem, mentor, and teacher.  These varied frames of reference enable me to communicate so that all parties know they have been heard and respected. 

 If elected, I promise to always listen and use my analytical skills in applying the facts to the law. If elected, I will craft sentences with an eye for reducing recidivism, improving efficiency in the courtroom, and protecting our community.


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