The North Carolina Business Court is an administrative division of the General Court of Justice, hearing cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law. The Court consists of one Chief Business Court Judge and four Special Superior Court Judges for Complex Business Cases. For any civil action designated as a complex business case, a Business Court judge oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial. Judges on the North Carolina Business Court are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly to serve five-year terms.
Former Judges of the North Carolina Business Court
The Honorable Ben F. Tennille (1996-2011, Chief Judge 2006-11)
The Honorable Albert Diaz (2005-10)
The Honorable John R. Jolly (2005-14, Chief Judge 2011-14)
The Honorable Calvin E. Murphy (2010-14)
The Honorable Gregory P. McGuire (2014-21)
The Honorable James L. Gale (2011-2021, Chief Judge 2014-18)