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Martha Geer

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Martha Geer
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Current Court Information:
North Carolina Court of Appeals
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $134,440
Service:
Active:   2003-2018
Past position:   Attorney, private practice
Past term:   1991-2002
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Bryn Mawr College, 1980
Law School:   University of North Carolina School of Law, 1983

Martha A. Geer is a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She was elected to this position in November of 2002 and her current term ends in 2018.[1] [2]

Education

Geer graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1980 with a degree in Sociology and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1983.[2]

Career

Judge Geer began her legal career in 1983 as an associate with the law firm Paul, Weis, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City. She moved to North Carolina in 1986 to join the firm Smith, Patterson, Follin, Curtis, James, Harkavy & Lawrence, where she later became a partner. She became a founding partner of the firm Patterson, Harkavy & Lawrence, L.L.P. in 1991. She worked in this capacity until her election to the Court of Appeals in 2002.[2]

Awards and associations

  • Outstanding appellate judge, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Dybwad Humanitarian Award, American Association of Mental Retardation
  • Board of Community Advisors, Hopeline, Inc.[3]

2010 election

Geer defeated Dean R. Poirer in her bid for re-election, winning 59.86% of the vote.[4]

Main article: North Carolina judicial elections, 2010

External links

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References

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