United States District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina

PLEASE NOTE: The Wilmington office of the Clerk of Court is temporarily located at 1717 Shipyard Blvd, Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Wilmington court sessions are in Courtroom 3 of the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse in Wilmington.
Please check this site for further updates: updated September 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

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 Terrence W. Boyle Elizabeth City, NC
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United States District Judges
name location
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 Raleigh, NC
Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard Greenville, NC
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United States Magistrate Judges
name location
United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates Raleigh, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Robert B. Jones, Jr. Wilmington, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers, II Raleigh, NC
United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank Greenville, NC