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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||05/02/2005 - Present|
|Chief:||2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Earl Britt|
|Past post:||Eastern District of North Carolina, Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||2004 - 2005|
|Hometown:||Lake Charles, LA|
|Undergraduate:||Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1984|
|Law School:||Duke U. Law, J.D., 1987|
|Military service:||U.S. Air Force 1988 - 1992, Reserves 1992 - 2000|
James C. Dever, III is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Dever became chief judge of the court in 2011.
Early life and education
Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Dever graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1984 and later received a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law in 1987.
Dever was a law clerk for Federal Appeals Judge Clifford Wallace in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1987 to 1988. Dever served on active duty in the United States Air Force and was chosen to serve in the U.S. Air Force's General Counsel Honor's Program at the Pentagon from 1988 to 1992, advising and leading litigation matters for the Secretary of the United States Air Force. Dever served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1992 to 2000 in addition to entering private practice in the State of North Carolina until 2004. Dever was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University from 1997 to 2006.
Eastern District of North Carolina
On the recommendation of North Carolina U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, Dever was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005 to a seat vacated by Earl Britt. Dever was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 28, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 2, 2005. Dever became chief judge of the court in 2011.
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|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of North Carolina
|Magistrate judges||James Gates • Robert Jones, Jr. • Kimberly A. Swank •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|