James Gregory Bell

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James Gregory Bell
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Current Court Information:
Fourth Division of the Superior Court, North Carolina
Title:   Superior Court Judge
Position:   16B Judicial District
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Mike Easley
Active:   2009-2020
Preceded by:   Gary L. Locklear
Past post:   Judge, 16B Judicial District Court
Past term:   2002-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Pembroke State University, 1979
Law School:   University of North Carolina School of Law, 1983
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Fourth Division of the Superior Court
State:  North Carolina
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  61.3%ApprovedA



James Gregory "Greg" Bell is a superior court judge for the 16B Judicial District of the Fourth Division of the Superior Court, serving Robeson County in North Carolina. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Mike Easley on January 9, 2009 to replace former judge Gary L. Locklear. In 2012, he was elected to a full term which expires in 2020.[1][2]

Education

Bell received his undergraduate degree in science and math with a teacher certification from Pembroke State University in 1979 and his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1983.[3]

Career

Bell has worked as a public school teacher, staff attorney at Lumbee River Legal Services, appeals referee for the Employment Security Commission, and private practice attorney. He was appointed to the 16B Judicial District Court in 2002, where he served until his promotion to the Superior Court in 2009.[3]

Elections

2012

Bell was re-elected to the Superior Court, District 6B, without opposition on Nov. 6, 2012, along with Judge Robert F. Floyd, Jr.[2][4][5]

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2012

Judicial candidate survey

The North Carolina Bar Association asked its members to rank incumbent judges running for re-election on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being "excellent". Below are Bell's ratings in five categories and overall:

  • Overall: 3.93
  • Integrity & Impartiality: 4.06
  • Legal Ability: 3.78
  • Professionalism: 4.19
  • Communication: 3.90
  • Administrative Skills: 3.94[6]

2010 election

Floyd was elected to an unexpired term that end in 2012.[7]

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2010

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References

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