Justice Mark Davis has been formally invested as associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina during a swearing-in ceremony in the Supreme Court courtroom on Wednesday, April 3.
Dignitaries attending the ceremony included Governor Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, former chief and associate justices, and representatives from all three branches of state government.
Justice Davis was appointed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2012 and was elected to a full eight-year term in 2014. He served as a Special Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice for five years. He spent thirteen years as an attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, where he was a member of the firm in the Litigation Section. He also served as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor for approximately two years.
Justice Davis received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2018, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Judicial Studies from the Duke University School of Law.