ERIN HUCKS FOR
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Meet Erin Hucks
My husband Andy and I are proud Union County residents. We have been together for fourteen years and live in New Salem on land that has been owned by Andy’s family for well over a hundred years. Andy and I are fortunate to live next door to my brother and sister-in-law, and our three precious nephews. We love the closeness of the community and enjoy being part of our small town. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Weddington with my parents and two sisters when I was in high school. I have called Union County, North Carolina my home ever since. I am blessed to have the overwhelming support of my family, friends, Union County residents, and my fellow members of the bar.
I am the current District Court Judge in seat 20D-1 for Union County. I am Union County’s first female judge since the county became its own judicial district.
Before becoming judge, I began my legal career interning at a real estate law firm in downtown Monroe in 2005. In 2009, I opened my law practice, Hucks & Regan, LLP, in downtown Monroe where I was the managing partner and trial attorney for eleven years. Throughout my practice, I have had the opportunity to represent clients on a wide variety of cases in all of the aspects of the District Court.
For eight years, I was the attorney for Union County Child Support Services where I helped parents establish child support orders and prosecuted people for failing to comply with those orders. I represent clients in family law cases on issues ranging from simple divorces to more complex matters of equitable distribution, child custody, and child support. I have acted as a guardian ad litem in competency cases where adults have a range of issues from autism to Alzheimer’s disease and require a guardian to assist in decision-making. I have represented the Union County Department of Social Services in conflict cases. I have assisted clients whose children have been removed from their homes to fix issues that led to that removal. I represent juvenile clients in various matters and I also represent clients in criminal cases from traffic tickets to high level felonies. I am also one of only three attorneys in Union County to represent clients in the DWI treatment court. In all matters, I am dedicated to making sure that the rule of law is enforced in a fair and just manner.
I attended Union County Public Schools, graduating from Sun Valley High School. I then earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Law and Justice and a minor in French from North Carolina State University. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I pursued a law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California where I was awarded my Juris Doctor degree in May of 2006. While in law school, I acted as a Student Ambassador and Student Mentor for prospective and first-year law students. I was very fortunate during this time to be able to attend classes at the University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria under the instruction of retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, where I earned a Certificate in International Studies.
I am a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, the Bar Leadership Institute, the Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. I am also a founding executive officer of the Union County Women’s Bar Association. I have been the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Union County Bar Association and for two years I was the President of the 20B Judicial District Bar.
I have the honor of being endorsed by some truly wonderful people. The following elected officials have publicly endorsed my candidacy:
- Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jeff Carpenter
- Elected District Attorney Trey Robison
- North Carolina House Representative Dean Arp
I also have the privilege of being the top choice of the Union County Bar Association for my seat.