Chris Dillon was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the youngest of five children, to C.A. and Mildred Dillon.
He graduated from Broughton High School in 1983. Judge Dillon graduated from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Administration. In 1990, he graduated from the UNC School of
Law and received his license to practice law in North Carolina that same year.
Judge Dillon began his law practice in Raleigh at the firm of Young Moore & Henderson, focusing on
administrative law. In the late 1990's, he received a broker's license from the North Carolina Real
Estate Commission and founded Fountain & Dillon where he participated in the formation and management of
real estate investment partnerships and brokered numerous commercial real estate transactions.
In 2006, Judge Dillon helped start CapStone Bank where he served as Senior Vice President and helped
grow the bank eight-fold during his tenure. He left CapStone in 2011 and returned to the full time
practice of law, where he represented a number of small business owners and professionals as well as
one of our State’s licensing boards.
In 2012, Judge Dillon was elected to an eight-year term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and
began his term in January 2013.
Judge Dillon is active in the community. He was appointed by the Raleigh City Council for consecutive
three-year terms to the Board of Directors of DHIC, Inc., a non-profit entity in Wake County which
provides affordable housing to low and moderate income households. He has served on the Board of The
Vineyard Camp, a summer camp located in Stokes County which serves children from all parts of the world.
He attends Edenton Street United Methodist Church where he serves on numerous committees and as a
Sunday school teacher in the youth program.
Judge Dillon is married to Ann Finley, who is also the youngest of five children; and they have five
children: Sally, Matt, Anna, Molly and Sam.