Mark A. Davis

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Mark Davis
Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Assumed office
April 8, 2019
Appointed byRoy Cooper
Preceded byCheri Beasley
Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals
In office
January 2013 – March 11, 2019
Appointed byBeverly Perdue
Preceded byCheri Beasley
Personal details
Born1966 (age 52–53)
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill
(BA, JD)
Duke University School of Law (LLM)

Mark A. Davis (born 1966)[1] is a North Carolina attorney and jurist, currently seving as Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Davis previously served as a Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Education and early career[edit]

Following receipt of his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davis earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review.[2] He served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Franklin Dupree in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.[3] From 2006 until 2011, Davis was a special deputy attorney general. He also spent 13 years in private practice.[4]

Judicial experience[edit]

Davis was appointed by Governor Beverly Perdue to serve as a Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, taking office in January 2013. He was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Judge Cheri Beasley's appointment to the North Carolina Supreme Court. Davis served as Gov. Perdue's General Counsel for the last two years of her term in office.

On March 11, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Davis to again fill a seat left vacant by Cheri Beasley. After Gov. Cooper appointed Beasley as Chief Justice, he appointed Davis to fill her seat as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.[5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Cheri Beasley
Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
2019–present
Incumbent