Christa Sumwalt

christa@sumwaltgrp.com (704) 565-0842

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 10 years of criminal defense work.   Between her work as a trial lawyer, she has also completed a Full Ironman competition, 10 Half Ironman triathalons, 2 marathons, and 20 half marathons.     

About Christa

Professional Groups

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

Teaching Experience

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

Work Experience

  • The Sumwalt Group Lawyer (2020-present) Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 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

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law (1998)
  • B.A. Political Science, University of South Carolina—Aiken (1995)

License & Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (1998)
  • South Carolina (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1999)
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina (1998)
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina (1998)