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Please Support Rick Winiker in December 17 Bar Election for District Court Judge Nomination

I am asking for your support in the upcoming bar election for the vacant district court seat.  I am sending this note to my friends and colleagues now before I send out an email to all bar members closer to the election December 17th. In the meantime, please forward this note to any attorney you believe may be interested in learning more about my candidacy for the bar election.  

Please also send me a reply if you are able to support me in the form of allowing your name to be added to a letter that will be sent to all bar members.  I would also appreciate it if you would introduce me to the attorneys in your office – if you can help there as well, please let me know. Thanks!  

S. FREDERICK (Rick) WINIKER, III, 43, is a Charlotte native and a 1985 graduate of East Mecklenburg High School.  After college, he served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He has tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts.  He has argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (, as well as the Fourth Circuit (  

Since returning to Charlotte in 2005, he opened his own successful full service practice, The Winiker Law Firm, located in the Mayes House on Morehead Street ( Mr. Winiker’s current practice and his past work as an assistant district attorney allow him to bring significant district court experience to the role of district court judge.  


ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 1999-2005 Criminal Prosecutor, Asset Forfeiture Chief, Civil Litigator, Eastern District of Washington (State – Spokane, WA)  

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Legal Education – Cybercrime Chief   2004-2005  

SENIOR LITIGATION ATTORNEY, Shumaker Loop and Kendrick 2005-2007  

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY BA, History, Minor in German 1989  

S. Frederick Winiker, III, Esq. 
Winiker Law Firm, PLLC 
435 East Morehead Street 
Charlotte, NC  28202-2609 
Office: (704) 333-8440 
Fax: (704) 831-5274 (704)333-8440
About the Author
Mr. Winiker is an experienced trial attorney who defends individuals and businesses in state and federal white-collar criminal cases. He counsels clients in pre-trial negotiations with the United States Department of Justice, counsels clients under investigation by the FBI, IRS, SEC and other federal and state agencies, and regularly defends people charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He is a former federal and state prosecutor who is admitted to practice in North Carolina, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits.

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