Member Moves

Cooper Appoints Massie District Court Judgeship In District 3B

April 08, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Debra L. Massie as district court judge to Judicial District 3B serving Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties. Massie has been an NCAJ member since 2002, and is a member of the Family Law Section. She will fill the vacant seat formerly held by Judge Clinton Rowe, who was elected to the Superior Court bench. Massie is a partner at Wheatly, Wheatly, Weeks, Lupton & Massie, P.A. and previously served as a public defender at Carteret County Public Defender’s Office. She earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University and her law degree at Campbell University School of Law.