The Law Firm, Attorney Tracy Calhoun
124 East Main Avenue
Lincolnton, NC 28092-2739
(704) 735-7491 www.calhounlawpc.com
Mrs. Calhoun has been practicing civil, domestic and criminal litigation since beginning her career in the legal field in 1989. Mrs. 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, Mrs. 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 Mrs. 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 th e 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 below. She most recently received the Top 100 Notable Award and the Top 25 Female Attorneys Award.
Mrs. 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 husband, Roger, and their dogs, Piper and Motown. She is a "Lifetime Member" of the World Wide Association of Notable Alumni and an active board member for the Lincoln County Arts Council.
SCHOLARLY HONORS AND AWARDS Cali Awards (highest grade) in Torts and Negotiations Pro Bono Highest Distinction for Volunteer Work Academic Scholarships Deans List Charlotte Law Review, Senior Editor
ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Certified in West Law and Lexis Nexis -research databases
SCHOLARLY ASSOCIATIONS 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
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, AWARDS and HONORS North Carolina Advocates for Justice American Association for Justice Top 25 Female Attorneys Lincoln County Bar North Carolina Bar Association The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 beginning in 2017