Cheri Beasley

Cheri Beasley DEMDemocrat

American judge

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Cheri BeasleyDEMDemocrat American judge
56
Years of Age
NCResidence (state)

Cheri Lynn Beasley (born February 14, 1966) is an American attorney and jurist who served as the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 2019 to 2020; she was appointed an associate justice in 2012. Beasley had previously served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and as a district court judge in Cumberland County, North Carolina.Beasley is the Democratic nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in North Carolina.

Education6 - 6 of 4
Duke University School of Law
LLM Judicial Studies
2018
University of Tennessee College of Law
JD
1991
University of Oxford, Oxford, England
Attended
1990
Rutgers University/Douglass College
BA Political Science/Economics
1988
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Partner
McGuireWoods, Limited Liability Company
2021 - Current
Chief Justice
North Carolina State Supreme Court
2019 - 2021
Associate Justice
North Carolina State Supreme Court
2012 - 2019
Chief Justice
North Carolina State Supreme Court
2019
Associate Judge
North Carolina Court of Appeals
2009 - 2012
Lecturer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
2009 - Current
Lecturer
North Carolina Central University School of Law
2009 - Current
District Court Judge
North Carolina Twelfth Judicial District
1999 - 2008
Faculty
Advanced Trial Advocacy, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
2005 - 2007
Assistant Public Defender
North Carolina Twelfth Judicial District
1994 - 1999
Instructor
Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina
1995
Other Experience1 - 49 of 49
Member
Board of Trustees, First Baptist Church
Current
Member
Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, American Bar Association
2016 - Current
Vice President
Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association
2015 - 2016
Vice Chair
North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission
2014 - Current
Member
Appellate Rules Section, National Bar Association
2013 - Current
Member
Appellate Rules Committee, National Bar Association
2013 - Current
Member
Junior League of Raleigh
2013 - Current
Member
Junior League of Fayetteville
1998 - 2013
Member
Women in the Profession, National Bar Association
2012 - Current
Henry Toll Fellow
Council on State Governments
2012
Member
Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary, American Bar Association
2011 - 2012
Member
Board of Directors, Women's Forum of North Carolina
2010 - 2012
Member
Endowment Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
2011 - Current
Member
Litigation Council, National Bar Association
2009 - 2011
Member
NETWORTH
2007 - 2010
Member
Community Advisory Council, Fayetteville State University
2006 - 2010
Member
Appellate Judges Conference, American Bar Association
2009 - Current
Member
Tenth Judicial District Bar, North Carolina
2009 - Current
Member
Wake County Bar Association, North Carolina
2009 - Current
Chair
Administrative Committee, Cape Fear Regional Theater
2005 - 2009
Member
Board of Directors, Cape Fear Regional Theater
2004 - 2009
Member
Professional Standards Committee, Cumberland County Bar Association
2006 - 2009
Member
North Carolina Association of District Court Judges
1999 - 2008
Member
Women's Center of Fayetteville
2005 - 2008
Member
Women's Forum of North Carolina
2007 - Current
Faculty
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Advanced Trial Advocacy
2006 - 2007
Presenter
New Judges' School for District Court Judges, "Judicial Philosophy"
2006 - 2007
Tutor
First Baptist Church, North Carolina
1999 - 2004
Member
555th Parachute Infantry Association, Fayetteville/Fort Bragg Chapter
2001 - Current
Member
Board of Trustees, Fayetteville Museum of Art
1998 - 2001
Member
Young Lawyers of Cumberland County
1994 - 2000
Member
First Baptist Church
1999 - Current
Chair
Bar Relations Committee, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
1998 - 1999
Member
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
1996 - 1999
Member
Cumberland County Association of Defense Attorneys
1994 - 1999
Member
Board of Governors, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
1996 - 1999
Teen Court Judge
Cumberland County Dispute Resolution
1996 - 1998
Life Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1997 - Current
Assistant Girl Scouts Leader
First Baptist Church, North Carolina
1997
Member
City of Fayetteville Zoning Commission, North Carolina
1996 - 1997
Member
Capital City Lawyers Association
1994 - 1996
Member
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
1995 - Current
Founder
Fayetteville Bench & Bar, North Carolina
1994 - Current
Member
National Bar Association
1994 - Current
Member
Cumberland County Bar Association
1994 - Current
Member
North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
1994 - Current
Member
American Bar Association
1993 - Current
Member
North Carolina Bar Association
1993 - Current
Volunteer Attorney
Tenth Prosecutorial District, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
1993