Kevin Acuna is an attorney at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy working in the Immigrant Justice Program. The client group he serves is the immigrant community in Mecklenburg County and other surrounding counties.
Before joining Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in January 2022, Acuna worked as an ESL teacher at a Title One Elementary School and Magistrate. As a Magistrate, he was responsible for ethically and impartially issuing arrest warrants, summons, magistrate’s orders, and judgements on summary ejectment and small claims proceedings. After law school, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Forsyth County, NC, where he handled an array of misdemeanor criminal matters by way of trials, plea deals, or dismissal. He was also assigned to the Juvenile Team where he worked extensively with defense counsel and the juvenile court counselors, to ensure each juvenile was receiving the necessary services available to them.
Acuna earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Appalachian State University. Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law. He volunteered at Elevation Church – Winston Salem in the children’s ministry department. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, and traveling to new locations.
“I am a firm believer that all should have access to zealous advocacy, and that no one should feel helpless navigating the legal world. My dedication lies in client-focus work where I can help the most vulnerable of communities to try and receive the best outcome possible.”