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Lucy Inman Judge
Lucy Noble Inman


Personal Information

Judge Inman grew up in Raleigh and received all her education in North Carolina public schools. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Billy Warden, and their two children.

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. with honors, cum laude, 1990
  • Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review
  • Davis Society
  • North Carolina State University, B.A. in English with highest honors, summa cum laude, 1984
  • Sanderson High School, Raleigh, NC, 1979

Professional Background

  • North Carolina Special Superior Court Judge, 2010-December 31, 2014
  • Civil Litigator, 1992-2010
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice James G. Exum, Jr. North Carolina Supreme Court, 1990-1992
  • Newspaper reporter, 1983-1987

Professional Organizations

  • North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges
    • Public Communications Committee
    • Workload Study Committee, 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Judicial Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Bench-Bar Liaison Committee
  • Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Council
  • BarCares Board of Directors
  • Litigation Section Council, 2004-2005
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors 2007-2010
  • Diversity, External Communications, Lawyers for Schools
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • Publications Chair, 2008-2010
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Civic Activities

    • Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design
    • Member, Board of Directors, Disability Rights North Carolina, 2007 2010
    • Member, Board of Directors, Carolina Legal Assistance, 2003-2007
    • Member, Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Advisory Council, September 2007-2010
    • Member, Board of Directors, Lucy Daniels Foundation, 1990 present

    Honors and Awards

    • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Selected for recognition in North Carolina "Super Lawyer" publication 2006, 2009
    • N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers Order of Service Award, 2007 & 2008
    • Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, 1995
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