Linda M. McGee
|Linda M. McGee|
|Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals|
August 1, 2014
|Associate Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals|
September 20, 1949 |
Marion, North Carolina
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina School of Law|
Linda M. McGee is an American judge, currently serving as the Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She was appointed Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals by Chief Justice Sarah Parker, effective August 1, 2014.
Born in Marion, North Carolina, McGee earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from UNC-Chapel Hill two years later. After law school, she worked as executive director of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers from 1973 until 1978, when she entered private practice in Boone, North Carolina.
McGee was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1995 by Governor Jim Hunt, and elected to eight-year terms in 1996 and 2004. In the 2012 election, McGee was endorsed for re-election by the (Raleigh) News and Observer, which described her as an "energetic, experienced judge" and added, "Outside the courtroom, McGee is an effective advocate for the judicial system."
She is married and has two children.