Occupation: Law partner with Fuller & Barnes.
Family: Wife, Keisha; three children, 18 months to 3 years.
Education: UNC Chapel Hill, B.A. in history 1993; N.C. Central Law School, J.D. 1998.
Professional experience: First Union attorney, 1998-2000; solo practice 2000-2005; partner, 2005-present.
Political office: Charlotte City Council 2005-present.
Last book: "Outliers," by Malcolm Gladwell.
Occupation: Law partner with Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine, Murray & Greene.
Family: Wife, Pamela; three sons, 16 to 25.
Education: UNC Charlotte, B.S. political science, 1989; UNC law school, J.D. 1992.
Professional experience: Current firm since 2000; partner, Ledford and Murray, 1996-2000; assistant district attorney, 1992-1996.
Political office: None.
Community involv ement: President, The Hamptons at Northcross Homeowner's Association; board of Lake Norman Christian School.
Military: Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserves (29-year veteran, including six years active duty).
Last book: "Missing Persons," by Stephen White.