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R. Christopher Dillon Judge
Mark Davis

Personal Information

Born in Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina in 1966 to Leah and Bernard Davis. Married to Marcia S. Davis, Ph.D. They have three children.

Educational Background

E.E. Smith High School, 1984
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1988
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1991

Professional Background

Judge Davis was appointed to the Court of Appeals on December 31, 2012. He served as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor for approximately two years. He spent five years as a Special Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. He worked for thirteen years as a litigation attorney with the Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice law firm. Upon graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Franklin T. Dupree, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Prior to his appointment, he handled over 65 appeals in the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professional Organizations and Community Activities

Rotary Club of Raleigh


North Carolina Bar Association

  • Professionalism Committee
  • Appellate Rules Committee
  • Bench-Bar Committee
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights Section
  • Litigation Section

Wake County Bar Association

  • Bench-Bar Committee

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Eastern District of North Carolina – Local Rules Committee
Wake County Jewish Federation – Board of Directors
Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Susie Sharpe Inn of Court
American Bar Association
Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor – Campbell University Continuing Education Department

Lectures

North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Conference
North Carolina County Attorneys Conference
North Carolina Public Risk Managers Association Conference

Publications

"Limiting the Liability of Private Employees for Constitutional Violations", The Corporate Counselor (May, 2006)

Certifications

Mediator, North Carolina Superior Court

Honors and Awards

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine
Phi Beta Kappa
Law Review – University of North Carolina School of Law

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

 
 
   
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