I was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the passing of Judge Ola Lewis after a long battle with cancer. She served the people of North Carolina for more than twenty years and was truly a pioneer in the judiciary. During her time on the bench, she promoted a number of innovative programs, including drug treatment and mental health courts, that served as models throughout the state and across the nation. Our prayers are with her family and her community during this very difficult time.
About Judge Lewis
Judge Lewis served as senior resident superior court judge for Judicial District 13B (Brunswick County) since 2003. She previously served Judicial Districts 13A and 13B, covering Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties. She was first appointed district court judge in 1993, and previously served as an assistant district attorney. Among her many accolades during her long career, she received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.