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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Educated in public schools of Wake County, NC and graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School
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.
No candidate comes to the NC Court of Appeals more prepared or qualified than Margaret Eagles. She deserves the voters’ support in this election.
Margaret Eagles discusses her views and qualifications with host Kelly McCullen. Her opponent Hunter Murphy also appears.
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.
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