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Court of Appeals Judge Robert “Bob” Hunter Retires After 10 Years of Service

Judge Hunter authored over 1,000 cases during his tenure on North Carolina's appellate courts.

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 Judge Robert N. “Bob” Hunter Jr. will retire effective April 1, 2019, after over 10 years of service on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He authored over 1,000 cases during his tenure on North Carolina’s appellate courts.

“I count Judge Hunter as colleague and friend. His wisdom, insight and legal expertise will be missed on the Court of Appeals,” said Chief Judge Linda McGee. 

Before joining the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, Judge Hunter completed his J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law and was licensed in 1973. In 2014, he received his LL.M. at Duke University School of Law. While presiding on the bench, Judge Hunter served as adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Elon University School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law. After leaving the Court, he plans to return to Greensboro to practice alternative dispute resolution, appellate law and election law at the law firm of Higgins Benjamin, P.L.L.C.