United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE:

2024 Independence Day Holiday Order
Jury Scam Alert information
Public Notice Regarding Changes to Miscellaneous Court Fee Schedules Effective December 1, 2023.
The Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the miscellaneous fee schedule will become effective December 1, 2023. Please review the District Court Fee Schedule under the "Public" tab at www.nced.uscourts.gov. Updated fees will be posted as of December 1, 2023.

The Wilmington Courthouse will be closed November 13 through November 17, 2023. Beginning November 20, 2023, court will resume in Wilmington at the Alton Lennon Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 2 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. Courtroom technology in courtroom 1 at the Alton Lennon Federal Building, Wilmington has been recently updated and is operable effective 4/8/2024. Any attorney that would like to do the technology training must contact Rick Sanchez at (919-645-1716).
FY 2024 Pre-Lapse in Appropriations Notice to Contractors
Camp Lejuene Water Litigation Information.
Case Management Order 1, Camp Lejeune Water Litigation.

courthouses
VISITOR INFORMATION: Mobile devices and weapons are not permitted in the courthouse. Please bring a photo ID.
JUDGES

The federal judges serving within the Eastern District of North Carolina consist of:

Chief United States District Judge
Determined by statute from among the district judges to discharge an important leadership role in court management.

United States District Judges
Appointed by the President of the United States upon confirmation by the United States Senate, in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution, to lifetime service on the district court bench.

United States Magistrate Judges
Appointed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 631 by the district court judges in the district to serve for a term of eight years, if full-time, or four years, if part-time, which term may be renewed by the court subject to satisfaction of certain criteria.  Authority and Duties of Magistrate Judges.

Chief United States District Judge
name location
Chief United States District Judge Richard E. Myers II Wilmington, NC
nothing
United States District Judges
name location
United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle Elizabeth City, NC
United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan New Bern, NC
United States District Judge James C. Dever III Raleigh, NC
Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt (Currently inactive and not taking cases.)  
Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard (Currently inactive and not taking cases.)  
nothing
United States Magistrate Judges
name location
United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. Wilmington, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II Raleigh, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Brian S. Meyers Raleigh, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank Greenville, NC
United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates Raleigh, NC