Chief Executive Officer
Toussaint Romain assumed his role as Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s Chief Executive Officer in May of 2022. Toussaint’s experience, leadership, and passion for justice will drive the Advocacy Center as it enters a new chapter of impact and growth.
Before joining the Advocacy Center, Toussaint worked most recently as the Deputy General Counsel for Appalachian State University. Prior to that, Toussaint spent ten years as an Assistant Public Defender in Mecklenburg County. He has led legal trainings and taught courses in Constitutional Law and Mass Incarceration. In addition, Toussaint has served as a national speaker presenting on issues of Leadership, Systemic Racism & Sexism and Criminal Justice Reform. Prior to earning his law degree in 2007, Toussaint worked for federal prosecutors, federal and state judges, large law firms, the National Institute of Justice, and U.S. Senator John Edwards.
“I am excited, yet humbled, to serve as the CEO of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy,” said Toussaint. “I am passionate about indigent defense and systemic advocacy. I have devoted my life and profession to this type of work and I look forward to joining a team at the Advocacy Center that shares my passion. There is so much that we can accomplish – together. The impact that we will make for our clients while also creating access to upward mobility is invigorating. It will be our legacy and I cannot wait to begin!”