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Judge John Arrowood Judge
John Arrowood

Personal Information

Judge Arrowood was born in Burnsville, North Carolina a son of the late Francis John and Margie Towe Arrowood. He lived in Yancey County until his parents' death when he was fifteen (15) years of age. Following their death, during high school, college and law school he resided with his brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Margie W. Arrowood in Lenoir North Carolina. Judge Arrowood currently resides in Charlotte where he is an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. At St. Peter's he has served as the Chair of Outreach Grants' Commission, as a Member of the Vestry, a Delegate to the Diocesan Convention and was the Chancellor for the Parish until his appointment to the Court of Appeals.

Educational Information
  • University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, J.D. 1982
  • Catawba College, B.A. Magna Cum Laude 1979
  • Hudson High School, 1975 with Honors

Professional Background
  • Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, 2017-
  • James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. Charlotte, 2009-2017
  • Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, 2007-2008
  • Superior Court Judge, Charlotte, 2007
  • James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. Charlotte, 1989-2007
  • Staff Attorney/Staff Director North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, 1983-1985, 1986-1989
  • Research Assistant Hon. Gerald Arnold, N.C. Court of Appeals, Raleigh, 1985-1986

Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


Professional Organizations
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section Council
    • Public Service Advisory Committee
  • Mecklenburg County Bar

State Boards and Commission Service
  • North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors 2001-2007
  • North Carolina Arts Council 2003-2007
  • North Carolina Banking Commission 1995-2001
  • North Carolina Rules Review Commission 1999-2001
  • North Carolina Election Law Review Commission 1994-1995

Community Activities
  • St. Peter's Choir School Board of Directors 2016-
  • Mint Museum of Art Board of Trustees 1998-2004, 2006-2007
  • Charlotte Center for Urban ministries 1995-1997
  • Brother's Foundation Inc. 1995-1996
  • Leadership Charlotte Class XVIII

Honors and Awards
  • AV Preeminent Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Young Lawyers Division, N.C. Bar Association 1988-1989
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Catawba College
  • Whitener Award (Most Outstanding Senior) Catawba College, 1979

 
 
   
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