Governor Cooper Announces Judicial Appointments

Governor Roy Cooper announced two court appointments today, one for the North Carolina Superior Court and one for the North Carolina District Court.

In Judicial District 15B (serving Orange and Chatham Counties), Governor Cooper named Alyson Adams Grine a Supreme Court Justice. Grine will fill the vacant seat of Judge Carl Fox, who has retired. Grine joined the District Attorney’s Durham Office in 2018 as a prosecutor. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the North Carolina Central School of Law, a defense educator at the UNC School of Government, assistant defense attorney for District 15B, and clerk for Chief Justice Henry Frye and Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson. Grine earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Masters of Arts in Spanish from the University of Virginia, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

For District 10A (in Wake County), Governor Cooper appointed Rashad Hauter as a district judge. Hauter will fill the vacant seat of the resigned judge Michael Denning. Hauter has worked as a criminal defense attorney and immigration lawyer in private practice since 2017. Previously, he served as the district attorney for regional road safety resources for the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys and as the assistant district attorney in the Wake County District Attorney. Hauter received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

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