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.
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.
A complex business case might include factors like a large number of parties with diverse interests or the involvement of complex legal issues. Specialization in business court cases allows the Business Court judge to develop expertise in both the substantive business law and the case management issues that arise in complex business cases, and leads to greater efficiency.
Established in 1996, the Business Court currently has four locations across the state in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.
- Semiannual Report to the General Assembly (August 1, 2018)
- Semiannual Report to the General Assembly (February 1, 2018)
View more Business Court reports.
Find the location for Business Court's courtrooms in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.
A Business Court judge oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.
Find answers to common questions about Business Court.
The following rules of court for the North Carolina Business Court apply to all cases pending before the Court.
This service will allow you to file to an existing case electronically.
Search and view Business Court dockets.
Court’s published decision in a case and explanation written by a judge of the Business Court.
A guide to using the eFiling system for users submitting a filing electronically.
Concise reference guide for the eFiling process, including answers to frequently-asked questions.
Alpine Case Management System (requires employee login).
Court Review application (requires employee login).
For general inquiries please direct your attention to:
Thomas W. Estes, Business Court Coordinator Telephone(704) 686-0144
For case-specific inquiries, please direct your attention to the chambers of the case’s assigned judge.