United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

In reference to the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 ("Pact Act"):

The text of the PACT Act may be found here. The Eastern District of North Carolina has been designated as the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for cases filed pursuant to Section 804 of the Act, known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. Cases arising under this section should be filed in the correct division as provided in Local Civil Rule 40.1. If a plaintiff does not reside within the Eastern District of North Carolina, the case should be filed in the Southern Division. The Cause of Action should be 804 (Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022) and the Nature of Suit should be 360 (P.I. : Other).

By law, the clerk's office may not provide legal advice or recommend a particular attorney or law firm.

PLEASE NOTE:
April 8, 2022 - Public notice regarding reappointment of Incumbent United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II. for the United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina.

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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
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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.)  
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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