|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina|
December 22, 2010
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Norwood Tilley|
|Born||1958 (age 54–55)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Alma mater||Rhodes College
George Washington University
Catherine Caldwell Eagles (born 1958) is a judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and a former Superior Court judge in Guilford County, North Carolina.
Early life and education
Eagles was born Catherine Diane Caldwell in Memphis, Tennessee in 1958. She graduated from Rhodes College (then called Southwestern at Memphis) in 1979 with a bachelor's degree. In 1982, she earned a law degree from George Washington University Law School.
After law school, Eagles served as a staff law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and as a clerk to judge J. Smith Henley.
After her clerkship, Eagles worked from 1984 to 1993 as an associate and partner at Smith, Helms, Mullis & Moore in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1993 she was appointed to a seat as a resident superior court judge based in Greensboro. She was elected to serve the remainder of the term in 1994 and re-elected in 1996 and 2004 to eight-year terms. In 2006 she became the senior resident superior court judge in Guilford County.
Federal judicial service
On March 10, 2010 President Barack Obama nominated Eagles to a seat in the Middle District of North Carolina that came open when N. Carlton Tilley assumed senior status. Eagles had a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2010 and her nomination was reported to the full Senate on May 6, 2010. The Senate approved her nomination on December 16, 2010, during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress.
In 2012, she presided over U.S. v. Johnny Reid Edwards, where former presidential candidate and senator John Edwards was charged with campaign finance violations.
- "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- Superior Court Judges for District 18: Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles, The North Carolina Court System.
- Abby Phillip, Senate confirms judicial nominees, Politico (December 16, 2010).
- Doug Clark, Eagles finally gets through the Senate, News & Record, "Off the Record" blog (December 16, 2010).
- Catherine Eagles at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina