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Christa Sumwalt - Charlotte, NC

1213 West Morehead StreetThe Refinery, Suite 521 Charlotte, NC 28208

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Updated: 12/03/2020

Charlotte Criminal Law Lawyer


Christa Sumwalt has over 125 jury trials under her belt between civil personal injury cases, 10 years of experience as a prosecutor in Mecklenburg County, and many years of criminal defense work. At The Sumwalt Group, Christa handles workers' compensation and civil cases. She is also Of Counsel at Ascension Law, where she runs a criminal defense practice...

About Christa Sumwalt

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998
  • South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers) (Member (2010-present))
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Council (Former member, Past Chair, Past Chair, Legal Committee)
  • Charlotte Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (Former Planning Committee member)
  • Board of Mecklenburg County Sentencing Services (Past member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association


  • South Carolina State College Law School, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1998
  • University of South Carolina—Aiken, 1995
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • The Sumwalt Group, Lawyer (2020-present) Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Of Counsel, Ascension Law
  • Milazzo Webb Law, Lawyer (2013-2020) Charlotte, North Carolina
  • State of North Carolina, 26th Prosecutorial District, Assistant District Attorney (2000-2010) Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Suggs & Kelly, PA, Lawyer (1998-2000) Law Clerk (1996-1998) Columbia, South Carolina
  • Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Law Clerk (1996) Charleston, South Carolina

Classes and Seminars

  • Charlotte School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2011-2016) Charlotte, North Carolina
  • National District Attorneys Association, Faculty by Invitation (2007-2010) Columbia, South Carolina

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1213 West Morehead StreetThe Refinery, Suite 521 Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm in our physical office, although we have a virtual practice and will accept electronic correspondence at any hour

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