Phil Baddour, a graduate of UNC and UNC School of Law, has been practicing in his hometown, Goldsboro, North Carolina since 1967. He has been a member of NCAJ for more than fifty years. In 1989, Phil was elected to the Board of Directors and has not misseda Convention since then. After he was elected to the NC House in 1992, Phil was the primary sponsor of many bills recommended or strongly supported by NCAJ including the bills that wrote 97(10)(2)(j), that gave the District Attorneys the discretion not toseek the Death Penalty in capital cases, that established mediation in Workers Compensation, and Equitable Distribution cases and established Family Court.
When Phil was the majority leader, NCAJ recognized him as Legislator of the Year. After leaving the General Assembly, Phil served for six years as Legislative Vice President followed by President Elect and President of NCAJ. While NCAJ President his projects included the publication of a Practical Guide to Workers Compensation Law and the Personal Injury Practice Manual. Phil continues to serve as a PAC Trustee.