An N.C. State University professor of business law and corporate finance will become a district court judge in Wake County.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that he has appointed Charles Gilliam to the bench.
Gilliam is a faculty member in the NCSU School of Management. He assists small business owners and nonprofit groups on a pro-bono basis, the governor’s statement says. He is a former assistant general counsel for Xerox Corp.
Gilliam ran unsuccessfully for the district court seat held by Judge Anna Elena Worley in 2012.
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He and his wife live in Raleigh, and they have two children.
District court judges handle lawsuits, family matters, involuntary commitments of the mentally ill, and mostly misdemeanor criminal charges.