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 (http://openjurist.org/222/f3d/1129/united-states-of-america-v-joe-john-kafka-iii), as well as the Fourth Circuit (http://pacer.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinion.pdf/084291.P.pdf).
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 (www.winikerlaw.com). 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.
MECKLENBURG COUNTY ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1995-1998
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
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW JD, cum laude, 1995
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