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I was born in the United Kingdom, raised in Nigeria and emigrated to the United States on September 3, 1984. I have made the Unired States my forever home since then. I am a United States citizen and living out my dream to practice law and represent the under-represented in this country. I love what I do and have no problem litigating and trying cases. I love challenges and look forward to more. I have tried cases in both federal and state courts in North Carolina.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    28 years
  2. Juvenile: 30%
    21 years

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Law Office of Chiege O. Kalu Okwara, P.A.

15720 Brixham Hill Avenue
Suite # 300
Charlotte, NC, 28277-1479

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive199207/19/2016
NYCurrently registered 198707/10/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 2001

    updated

    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor--Criminal DefenseAvvo2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PARTNERLAW OFFICE OF CHIEGE O. KALU OKWARA1992 - Present
ATTORNEYGUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM1995 - 2000
ATTORNEYLAW OFFICE OF HARVEY SORID1987 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
MECKLENBURG COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATIONATTORNEY1992 - Present
NORTH CAROLINA STATE BARATTORNEY1992 - Present
JOHN S. LEARY BAR ASSOCIATIONPARLIAMENTARIAN2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of North Carolina v. Cesar LavandierCONVICTED ONLY OF MISDEMEANORS
State of North Carolina v. Cesar LavandierCASES DISMISSED AFTER MISTRIAL ON OCTOBER 3, 2014
State of North Carolina v. Kelvyn Vales-ContrerasACQUITTED OF MOST THE SERIOUS FELONIES (3 Counts of First Degree Rape)
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
New York University School of LawINTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIESLL.M - Master of Laws1987
Harvard University Law SchoolMASTERS' DEGREE IN LAWLL.M - Master of Laws1985