Business Court

Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law.

The North Carolina Business Court is a specialized forum of the superior court division. Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law in our state are assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina to a special superior court judge who oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.

Established in 1996, the Business Court has locations in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.

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Effective July 1, 2018, Chief Justice Mark Martin designated the Honorable James L. Gale as a Senior Business Court Judge and the Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe, III as Chief Business Court Judge.

Docket Information

eFiling User Manual

A guide to using the eFiling system for users submitting a filing electronically.

Filer's Quick Reference

Concise reference guide for the eFiling process, including answers to frequently-asked questions.


For general inquiries please direct your attention to:

Thomas W. Estes, Business Court Coordinator
(704) 686-0144

The Business Court has four locations. Find contact info for each. 

For case-specific inquiries, please contact the chambers of the assigned judge. Case assignments may be found on the Court’s public docket.

For eFiling technical and after-hours support, please contact the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) Help Desk at (919) 890-2407. Please request that your ticket be directed to Steve Kulig’s eFiling development team.