Matt and Allie with their three children.
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Professional Experience
  • District Court Judge for Mecklenburg County
    • Elected in 2010
    • Re-elected without opposition in 2014 and 2018
    • Preside over criminal, civil and family courts
    • Served as Lead Judge for DWI Treatment Court and District Drug Court
    • Currently leading a 10-week effort to resolve a backlog of DWI cases following Covid-related closures of Mecklenburg County trial courts.
    • Member of NC Governor’s Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force
    • Judicial Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee
    • Former Lead Judge for the Criminal Division
  • Assistant District Attorney
    • Prosecuted a wide range of criminal matters; including homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence and driving while impaired
  • U.S. Navy JAG
    • Served as a prosecutor, defense attorney, staff attorney, and advised sailors and their families on domestic and civil issues
    • Stationed in Yokosuka, Japan; Rota, Spain; and Charleston, SC
  • Litigation Associate, Weaver Bennett & Bland, Matthews, NC
    • Handled a wide variety of civil litigation
  • Worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Phil Gramm
  • Interned in Charlotte for Judge Brent McKnight
  • Regent University School of Law, 2001
  • UNC-Chapel Hill, B.A. in American History and minor in Business Administration.
  • Charlotte Christian School
Community Involvement
  • Elder at Forest Hill Church
  • Served on the Awards Committee of the North Carolina Heroes’ Fund
  • Husband and proud father of our daughter and two sons

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