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Carl Horn, III spent 22 productive years in the federal courthouse in Charlotte, first as Chief Assistant United States Attorney (1987-93) and later as a U.S. Magistrate Judge (1993-2009). Since retiring from public service, Mr. Horn has divided his time between mediation and arbitration, representing clients charged with white collar crimes, teaching at the Charlotte School of Law, and writing.

Academic Background

  • McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tennessee (1969)

  • University of Virginia (B.A., With Honors, 1973)

  • University of South Carolina Law School (J.D., 1976)
    (Member of Law Review, and Chairman, USC Legal Forum)

  • Wheaton Graduate School (Illinois)
    (M.A., 1981, in "Interdisciplinary Studies")

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Mecklenburg County, NC Bar

  • North Carolina State Bar

  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Activity & Recognition

  • Special Achievement Awards for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty from U.S. Department of Justice in 1989, 1990, and 1991.

  • Named "North Carolina Super Lawyer" every year since 2011, to American Registry's "Top Attorneys in North Carolina" every year since 2012, and to The Best Lawyers in America "in the practice of mediation" since 2018.

  • Former Chair of Mecklenburg County Bar's "Law & Society Committee," member of the Board of Directors of "Legal Services of Southern Piedmont," and "Federal Court Liaison" for the North Carolina Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section.

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Carl Horn, III, PLLC

2810 Wamath Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210