Judge, Teacher, Husband, and Father
Judge Rex Marvel serves our community as a District Court Judge working in Family and Domestic Court. Judge Marvel was appointed to the bench by Governor Roy Cooper after he was nominated by lawyers from the Mecklenburg County Bar.
Judge Marvel has been a longtime advocate for juveniles and children. Building on his own childhood experiences with poverty and family addiction Judge Marvel seeks to make the world a safe place for all children. A loving father, he also serves on the board of the Center for Children not-for-profit.
Prior to joining the bench he was an Assistant Public Defender at the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office. In that role he represented thousands of our communities most vulnerable in court.
Judge Marvel is an active member of the Mecklenburg County Bar. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Community Service Board. He has also led a number of 'Know Your Rights' sessions with the Mecklenburg County Bar.
An active member of the Vine United Methodist Church in Plaza Midwood Judge Marvel has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. As a youth, Rex went on many mission trips including building safe housing for homeless people in Juarez, Mexico.
Judge Marvel is also an Adjunct Professor at Central Piedmont Community College where he teaches legal research and writing. Judge Marvel’s love for teaching goes beyond CPCC in that he has also volunteered teaching high school students at Garinger High School and has led a number of CLE's for attorneys in our Community.
Judge Marvel is a proud father and husband living in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte. His wife Bonnie works at a non-profit in the University City area. His two sons love music and playing with their rescue dog Rigby.
CURRENT FAMILY COURT JUDGE
FORMER PUBLIC DEFENDER
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LEGAL WRITING
MECKLENBURG COUNTY BAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST