Top 100 Trial Attorneys Award - The National Trial Lawyers Association

Recipient Top 100 Trial Attorneys Award
The National Trial Lawyers Association

Cali Awards (highest grade) in Torts and Negotiations
Pro Bono Highest Distinction for Volunteer Work
Academic Scholarships
Deans List
Charlotte Law Review, Senior Editor

Certified in West Law and Lexis Nexis – research databases

Order of the Crown Honor Society
Family Law Society
The Innocence Alliance
Christian Legal Society
Women in Law Society
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Lincoln County Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – 2017 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – 2018 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – 2019 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – 2020

Tracy Calhoun

Tracy Calhoun, Esquire

Ms. Calhoun has been practicing civil, domestic and criminal litigation since beginning her career in the legal field in 1989. Ms. Calhoun graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies with a minor in Spanish. While earning her four year degree, Ms. Calhoun worked in a law firm and she continued that career path, working with large law firms in Charlotte, Hickory and Gastonia. She worked as a civil litigation paralegal, certified by the North Carolina State Bar, preparing cases for trial and assisting attorneys in the courtroom.

For many years Ms. Calhoun worked with personal injury and domestic clients exclusively. The work was difficult but very rewarding, and she found her passion in helping others through some of the most trying times of their lives. During her nearly twenty-five years of working as a paralegal, she gained experience in business, contracts, criminal defense, wills, estates, divorce, custody, and other family law areas. She was the senior litigation paralegal for a law firm in Charlotte when she decided the time had come for her to pursue the next step in her career and attend law school.

She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Charlotte School of Law, graduating with honors. During her years there she worked as a Senior Editor for the Charlotte Law Review, in which one of her articles is published. She was Torts Teaching Assistant, instructing students about civil claims such as personal injury, contractual claims, and other civil injuries. She volunteered at the Mississippi Center for Justice, working to help victims of Hurricane Katrina and the housing crisis that resulted from it. She also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Innocence Project, and Charlotte School of Law’s Mentor Program. She is affiliated with many associations, and received a number of honors and awards which are listed to the left. She most recently received the Trial Lawyers Top 100 Notable award for 2020.

Ms. Calhoun enjoys assisting those in the community and others who have a need for legal representation, primarily in Lincoln County. She enjoys spending time away from work with her dogs, Piper and Motown. She is a “Lifetime Member” of the World Wide Association of Notable Alumni.