Dedicated Steadfast Committed
  • Dedicated to the rule of law
  • Steadfast in respect for the public trust
  • Committed to impartiality to all who appear before me

To my friends, family, supporters and the public:

After one of the most unusual elections in our lifetime we are all pleased to see it over and we can go back to a more normal existence. In my candidacy for Judge on the Court of Appeals I was fortunate to have my family and friends close by to guide me and support me. I thank my husband, Trey, and our son especially since they had to sacrifice so much over the past few months. My parents and sister were involved on a daily basis and of course, all of you.

I also want to congratulate my opponent, Hunter Murphy. I offer my best wishes to him and his family as he conducted himself with dignity and honor.

I thank you again and I’m sure our paths will cross many times as I continue to serve our state as Wake County District Court Judge.


Margaret Eagles

A Word from Margaret

As you may know, Judge Marty Geer has recently stepped down from the Court of Appeals to return to private practice. I have taken this unique opportunity to announce my candidacy as her replacement to be selected in a “winner take all” election on November 8, 2016.

I am especially excited that Judge Geer and former Chief Judge John Martin have endorsed my candidacy.

My service as a District Court judge in Wake County has been incredibly rewarding. During my tenure, I have presided in criminal, civil and juvenile courtrooms with a focus on cases involving abused and neglected children and domestic violence.

I am honored to come from a family of public servants. I am proud of my grandfather Harry Phillips' service as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District U.S. Court of Appeals and my father's service as Chief Judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals. I hope to continue their legacies of dedication to the rule of law and commitment to impartiality. My family has shown me that public service is an important and noble calling.

Margaret with her father, Sidney S. "Sid" Eagles Jr., who served as Chief Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

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Judge Margaret Eagles: Experience

Professional Experience

Wake County District Court Judge

Preside over criminal, civil and family court cases.

From 2011 to 2013, I served as one of two judges in the Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Courtroom, addressing allegations of children being abused or neglected. During that time, I received my Judicial Juvenile Certification. I have presided in both the criminal and civil Domestic Violence Courtrooms since 2011, and I am currently the lead Domestic Violence Judge in Wake County. I have worked with a team of stakeholders to recently implement remote e-filing of requests for emergency Domestic Violence Protective Orders by plaintiffs from InterAct, our local domestic violence shelter. I am the co-chair of the Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force and serve on the Wake County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Attorney with Larcade & Heiskell, PLLC

While in private practive, I was primarily focused on civil litigation. I was lead counsel on numerous jury and bench trials, arbitrations, motions and hearings in both District and Superior Courts. I also worked on declaratory judgment actions and appellate work.

Assistant Attorney General

When with the N.C. Department of Justice, I represented the agency that was then called the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in litigation regarding sedimentation and water quality in the Office of Administrative Hearings and Superior Court. I also represented the State in numerous criminal appeals.

Judicial Clerk/Research Assistant

I served in the chambers of Justice George L. Wainwright on the N.C. Supreme Court, conducting research on complex civil, criminal and domestic matters and drafting opinions and bench briefs.


Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University, JD in 2000

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Editor in Chief of Campbell Law Review
  • Research Assistant for Williston on Contracts, 4th Edition with Professor Richard Lord
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Staff writer for Campbell Law Observer

Wake Forest University, BA in 1995

  • Pi Beta Phi Sorority/Strings Society

Educated in public schools of Wake County, NC and graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School

Community Involvement

  • Co-chair, Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Wake County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
  • Kiwanis Club of Raleigh
  • Hillyer Memorial Christian Church
  • NC Association of Women Attorneys
  • Wake Women Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Past member of Board of Directors
    • Social Committee, past vice chair
  • NC State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education
    • Chair, Exemption Committee

News and Upcoming Appearances

As we get closer to the election, you can expect to see more and more information in this section. Margaret regularly travels the state of North Carolina to connect with citizens and hear their concerns. She will likely be making a stop in your town in the coming months, or at least a town near you. If you have something you’d like to discuss with Margaret or simply want to show your support for a fair and impartial judicial system, make sure to come out and see her during one of her many campaign events.

Judge Margaret Eagles: “Preparation”

No candidate comes to the NC Court of Appeals more prepared or qualified than Margaret Eagles. She deserves the voters’ support in this election.

NC Judicial Candidates’ Forum: The Geer Seat

Margaret Eagles discusses her views and qualifications with host Kelly McCullen. Her opponent Hunter Murphy also appears.

Margaret appears on GPAT23 “Meet the Candidates”

Margaret Eagles is interviewed about her numerous accomplishments during her time as a Wake County District Court Judge and in private practice. She explains why her qualifications make her the best choice for the open seat on the NC Court of Appeals.

Dedicated Steadfast Committed


The following organizations, publications and individuals have lent their enthusiastic support for Judge Margaret Eagles:

  • Martha Geer — Former Judge, N. C. Court of Appeals
  • Burley Mitchell, Jr. — Former Chief Justice of the N. C. Supreme Court
  • John Martin — Former Chief Judge of N. C. Court of Appeals
  • Gerald Arnold — Former Chief Judge of N. C. Court of Appeals
  • Cressie Thigpen — Former Judge, N. C. Court of Appeals
  • James Exum — Former Chief Justice of the N. C. Supreme Court
  • John Arrowood — Former Judge of the N. C. Court of Appeals
  • Governor Jim Hunt
  • NC State AFL-CIO
  • NC Advocates for Justice
  • NCAE
  • NC Police Benevolent Association
  • People’s Alliance Political Action Committee
  • Raleigh-Wake Citizens Alliance
  • Durham Commitee on the Affairs of Black People
  • North Carolina Sierra Club
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Greensboro News & Record endorsement
  • Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • IndyWeek
  • Charlotte Observer

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Margaret Eagles for NC Court of Appeals
P.O. Box 1697
Raleigh N.C. 27602

A North Carolina native, Margaret lives in Raleigh with her husband Don C. "Trey" Flowers and their 6 year old son.