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Judge J. Douglas McCullough Judge
J. Douglas McCullough

Personal Information

Married to Lucci McCullough.
Two daughters, Sarah and Lauren.
Members of the Methodist Church.

Educational Background

1970 - The University of South Carolina - JD, Columbia, South Carolina Managing Editor, Law Review; Honor Council
1967 - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - AB History, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1963 - Swansboro High School, Swansboro, North Carolina

Professional Background

01/11 to Present - Associate Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals
01/09 to 12/10 - Stubbs & Perdue, P.A.,
02/01 to 12/08 - Associate Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals
11/96 to 02/01 - Stubbs & Perdue, P.A., Concentrated in the area of litigation, both civil and criminal, in State and Federal Courts.
09/81 to 10/96 - US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina
09/81 to 09/87 - First Assistant, US Attorney
09/87 to 04/88 - Acting US Attorney
04/88 to 12/93 - Senior Litigation Counsel
12/93 to 02/94 - Acting US Attorney
02/94 to 10/96 - Senior Litigation Counsel
While serving in the US Attorney's Office, supervised both Criminal and Civil Divisions. Personally tried in excess of 100 criminal jury trials. Prosecutions have included public corruption, narcotics, conspiracies, fraud, regulatory, health, safety and environmental violations.
12/77 to 09/81 Counsel, United States Senate
12/77 to 10/79 - Counsel, Senate Ethics Committee
10/79 to 09/81 - Legislative Counsel and Staff Director, Senator Harrison Schmitt - New Mexico
While counsel to Senate Ethics Committee, served as staff counsel on investigations of Senator Edward Brooke and Senator Herman Talmadge. As legislative counsel to Senator Schmitt, a former astronaut, coordinated a legislative policy staff of 5-20 people covering virtually every area of legislative interest.
02/74 to 12/77 - Philadelphia Strike Force
Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
11/70 to 02/74 - Active Duty, US Marine Corps
Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Law

Professional Organizations

Bar of U.S. Supreme Court
North Carolina State Bar
Bar of the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Bar of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association
Member, N.C. Sentencing Commission (2003-date)
Eastern North Carolina Inns of Court

Military Officers of America
Marine Corps Intelligence Association
Marine Corps Reserve Association

Military Service

11/70 to 10/98 - Colonel, US Marine Corps Reserves (Ret.)


Jogging, sailing and outdoor sports.

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