Paulina Havelka

Attorney Paulina Havelka’s journey to the legal profession is one filled with determination and dedication.  Originally from Poland, she immigrated to the United States in 1986 and settled in Charlotte with her parents in 1988.  Since then, she has made the Charlotte area her home. 

Her passion for the law began when she started working as a courtroom clerk in 1997.  Witnessing the daily administration of justice firsthand inspired her to pursue a law degree.  Despite being a single mother of two children and working full time, she managed to earn her undergraduate degree from UNCC and her law degree from the Appalachian School of Law in 2004.

In 2005, she embarked on her legal career, practicing law and gaining valuable experience in the field.  Her commitment and expertise led to her successful election as a District Court Judge in 2018.  Sworn as a Judge in January of 2019, she held the position until December of 2022.  Throughout her tenure, she honed her understanding of the judicial system, making her an invaluable asset to those she represents.