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Judicial and Prosecution Experience
Judge Eric Levinson joined the District Attorney’s Office in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties, N.C. as a felony prosecutor following law school, and he prosecuted drug, property, sexual assault, and homicide offenders.
Judge Eric Levinson was elected to the N.C. judiciary in 1996 as a District and Family Court Judge in Charlotte, N.C. In this role, he was recognized for implementing best-practices in our criminal and child support enforcement courts and became a N.C. Certified Juvenile Court Judge.
Judge Eric Levinson was elected statewide in 2002 as one of fifteen members of the N.C. Court of Appeals in Raleigh, N.C., where he served as an Associate Judge and the Court’s youngest member. He authored hundreds of legal opinions in disputes and lawsuits concerning criminal, civil and administrative matters.
Judge Eric Levinson was appointed by the Bush Administration in 2007 as the Justice Attache to Iraq for the U.S. Department of Justice. As Justice Attache, Levinson managed the U.S. government’s diplomatic relationship with the Iraqi judiciary and its Chief Justice, Medhat al Mahmoud, and advanced the establishment of Major Crimes Courts where terrorists were prosecuted.
Judge Eric Levinson worked in Kabul, Afghanistan as a Rule of Law and Courts Advisor in 2008. In this role, he collaborated with members of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan and helped draft and advance guidelines to establish commercial courts to adjudicate business, contract and related civil conflicts.
Judge Eric Levinson was appointed to the N.C. Superior Court in 2009 after a bipartisan group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers, business professionals, attorneys and community stakeholders endorsed his appointment. Levinson presently holds court in counties all across western, central and eastern N.C. and presides over violent crimes against persons (homicide, sexual assault, armed robbery, serious assault) as well as civil conflicts (complex business disputes, class action, property).
Judge Eric Levinson has taught as an adjunct instructor at a variety of N.C. colleges and universities, including (1) UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, where he taught an offering on Ethics in the Masters of Public Administration Program; and (2) the Charlotte School of Law, where he has taught offerings on Juvenile Law, Remedies, Appellate Advocacy, and Civil Litigation. Levinson has presented lectures to other judges through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Government.
Judge Eric Levinson presently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for Serving Alto Cayma, a mission originating in the Charlotte area that serves a large community in Peru; the Board of Advisors for the Wildacres Leadership Institute, a leading leadership organization based in Raleigh; and the Administration of Justice Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association. Levinson is an active member of Charlotte Rotary, too.
Judge Eric Levinson was chosen as a “Friday Fellow” in 2006 — named after former UNC system president and respected educator William C. Friday — and completed a two-year leadership and human relations program sponsored by the Wildacres Leadership Institute. Levinson was formerly a Board member of Substance Abuse Prevention Services; Hands on Charlotte; and the Alumni Council for the Fund for American Studies, a Washington-based nonprofit engaged in the education of college students about public policy, journalism, and philanthropy. Levinson was also formerly involved in the Charlotte Jaycees and, in 2003, was honored with the Fund for American Studies’ Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Judge Eric Levinson gained his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where he was President of the Student Bar Association. He obtained a BBA in Finance, cum laude, at the University of Georgia, where he was an Honors Program student. Levinson also completed the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems through the Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C. and Georgetown University, and completed a program in International Finance hosted by the University of London, England. He is a certified Superior Court mediator, and is a N.C. Certified Juvenile Court Judge.
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