Over 20 years of litigation experience in state and federal court
Experience trying a myriad of state and federal cases
Experience working with clients, the Courts, Court staff, and opposing counsel.
Permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for over 16 years.
Handled over 1,000 cases with a client focused approach.
I encompass the qualities and qualifications necessary for the position.
I know that justice relies not only on the law but the individual interpreting and applying the law. In my 20-year legal career I have practiced as an Assistant Federal Public Defender, Legal Aid attorney, and private practice attorney. I have litigated a variety of cases in both state and federal courts. I understand what it means to be neutral and impartial when applying the law and I will continue to work to ensure the legal system treats everyone fairly.
North Carolina State Bar
California State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
Mecklenburg County Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar, Past
President and Current Treasurer
Mecklenburg County Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Mecklenburg County Bar Bicentennial Committee
Participant, Mecklenburg County Bar Lunch with Lawyer Program, Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession
Hispanic National Bar Association
Volunteer Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg,
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools