Chief Justice Cheri Beasley appointed Judge Elizabeth T. Trosch as chief district court judge for Judicial District 26 covering Mecklenburg County. Judge Trosch will succeed Chief District Court Judge Regan A. Miller upon his retirement.
“I am so pleased to appoint Judge Trosch to lead the district court in Mecklenburg county. She has been innovative in her approach to cases involving children and in all the issues that affect the Charlotte community,” said Chief Justice Beasley. “She is a scholar who is well respected by her peers and by the bar and I am confident that her leadership will strengthen public trust in our courts and move the Charlotte community forward.”
Judge Trosch received her B.A. in philosophy and social psychology from Hollins College in 1998, and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2002. From 2002-08, Trosch worked as an assistant public defender in Charlotte. In 2009, she assumed the office of district court judge where she presided over civil and criminal district courtrooms with an emphasis on juvenile law, domestic violence, drug treatment court, and child support enforcement. She is a state certified juvenile judge, the lead judge for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the presiding judge on the Mecklenburg County Youth Treatment Court.