North Carolina Court of Appeals
The North Carolina Court of Appeals (in case citation, N.C. Ct. App.) is the only intermediate appellate court in the state of North Carolina. It is composed of fifteen members who sit in rotating panels of three. The Court of Appeals was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1967 after voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1965 which "authorized the creation of an intermediate court of appeals to relieve pressure on the North Carolina Supreme Court."
|North Carolina Court of Appeals|
Seal of the North Carolina Court of Appeals
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Authorized by||North Carolina Constitution|
|Judge term length||8|
|Currently||Linda M. McGee|
|Lead position ends||2020|
Judges serve eight-year terms and are elected in statewide elections. The General Assembly made Court of Appeals elections non-partisan starting with the 2004 elections, but later made them partisan again after the 2016 elections.
|Name||Born||Joined||Term ends||Mandatory retirement||Law School attended||Party|
|Linda M. McGee, Chief Judge||1949||1995||2020||Sept. 20, 2021||North Carolina||Dem|
|John S. Arrowood||1956||2007–08, 2017||2026||2028||North Carolina||Dem|
|Phil Berger Jr.||1972||2017||2024||2044||Wake Forest||Rep|
|Christopher Brook||2019||2020||North Carolina||Dem|
|Wanda G. Bryant||1956||2001–02, 2005||2020||June 26, 2028||North Carolina Central||Dem|
|Allegra Collins||1972||2019||2026||Jan. 30, 2044||Campbell||Dem|
|Richard Dietz||1977||2014||2024||Feb. 1, 2049||Wake Forest||Rep|
|Chris Dillon||1965||2013||2020||April 20, 2037||North Carolina||Rep|
|Toby Hampson||1975||2019||2026||Dec. 20, 2047||Campbell||Dem|
|Lucy Inman||est. 1962||2015||2022||est. 2034||North Carolina||Dem|
|Hunter Murphy||1981||2017||2024||Jan 24, 2053||University of the Pacific||Rep|
|Donna Stroud||1964||2007||2022||June 28, 2036||Campbell||Rep|
|John M. Tyson||1953||2001–09, 2015||2022||July 14, 2025||Campbell||Rep|
|Reuben Young||2019||2020||North Carolina Central||Dem|
- Term ends December 31 of the year listed here.
- North Carolina judges must retire on the last day of the month in which they turn age 72 if they are still in office (see also http://judgepedia.org/Mandatory_Retirement).
- Mark A. Davis
- Ann Marie Calabria
- Rick Elmore
- Douglas McCullough
- Linda Stephens
- Wendy Enochs
- Martha A. Geer
- Sanford L. Steelman, Jr.
- Lisa Bell
- Sam Ervin, IV
- Robert C. Hunter
- Robert N. Hunter Jr.
- John C. Martin
- Cressie Thigpen
- Cheri Beasley
- Barbara Jackson
- James A. Wynn, Jr.
- Eric L. Levinson
- Hugh Brown Campbell, Jr.
- Robin E. Hudson
- Patricia Timmons-Goodson
- Loretta Copeland Biggs
- Robert H. Edmunds, Jr.
- Mark Martin
- Sarah Parker
- Alan Z. Thornburg
- Robert F. Orr
- John Webb
- Jack L. Cozort
- John B. Lewis, Jr.
- Ralph A. Walker
- Sidney S. Eagles, Jr.
- Joe John
- S. Gerald Arnold
- Donald L. Smith
- Allyson Kay Duncan
- Burley Mitchell
- Clifton E. Johnson
- Willis Whichard
- Charles Becton
- Richard Erwin
- Robert M. Martin
- Fred Hedrick
- James M. Baley, Jr.
- Walter E. Brock
- David M. Britt
- James C. Farthing
- Naomi E. Morris
- Raymond B. Mallard
- Hugh B. Campbell
- Francis M. Parker
- Earl W. Vaughn
- "GS_7A-16". www.ncleg.net. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
- "Court of Appeals Celebrates 40th Anniversary". NC Bar Association site.
- "NC Policy Watch: McCrory signs Senate Bill 4". pulse.ncpoliciywatch.org.
- "Governor McCrory Appoiints Kilpatrick Townsend Lawyer". Triangle Business Journal.
- "Gov McCrory Appoints Lawyer to NC Appeals Court". Associated Press.
- "Bio of Zachary". appellate.nccourts.org.
- "North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society". NCSCHS.NET. Retrieved December 15, 2019., Older Link for N.C. Supreme Court Historical Society