Your Next Durham County District Court Judge

I have had the privilege to serve the citizens of Durham County, North Carolina for the past 15 years.  Having worked as a public defender and assistant district attorney, I know the needs of the Durham County District Court bench. 

My vision for the Durham County District Court Bench is to:

  • show dignity and respect for defendants;
  • compassion for our victims; 
  • fair and equal administration of justice to those accused of any crime and those seeking civil relief; and 
  • to ensure the safety of our children by presiding over our courts in a respectful and efficient manner holding all parties accountable in the administration of justice. 

In 2003, I was hired as an assistant public defender.  As an assistant public defender, I had the opportunity to work in criminal, family and juvenile courts. I started my career handling misdemeanors and low level felonies.  In criminal court, I zealously protected the legal rights of  indigent defendants.  Before leaving the public defender's office, I represented clients charged with more serious felonies to include drugs, robberies and homicides.  In addition, I advocated for youth.  I fought for drug treatment court for my clients over training school.  

In 2016, I was offered the opportunity to work in the Durham County District Attorney's office, prosecuting violent crimes. For the last two years I have managed a caseload of more than 200 defendants charged with robbery and homicide.   I have worked diligently to fight crime while ensuring quality and fairness in the cases I have prosecuted.  Along with prosecuting violent crimes, I have served as the assistant district court supervisor managing a daily docket of 150-200 misdemeanors and low level felonies. 

In my 15 years as an attorney, I have served on both sides of the bar.  I understand the need for a balance between keeping the public safe while ensuring equal justice for all. Durham County needs a judge who will show:

  • Compassion to its citizens;
  • Accountability to the laws and constitution of our state;
  • Respect to everyone; and 
  • Efficiency to our criminal justice system.  

My background, experience and temperament will make me a effective Judge for Durham County.  But I can not do it without you! I need your help to bring C.A.R.E. to the district court bench.  Donate to my campaign today!