Larry Leake was sworn in as the new District Court Judge for the 24th Judicial District on March 2 at the Madison County Courthouse. Judge Leake was been appointed by Governor Cooper to complete an unexpired term.
Judge Leake joins Judges Ted McIntyre, Hal Harrison and Becca Eggers-Gryder in the 24th judicial district.
A few weeks ago when Governor Roy Cooper appointed three new judges to preside over North Carolina, Cooper said, “Each of these appointees are experienced and distinguished jurists. I’m grateful for their service to North Carolina’s justice system.”
Cooper has appointed the following judges:
- Larry Leake will serve as a District Court Judge for Judicial District 24, which has jurisdiction in Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey counties. Leake has worked as an attorney for more than 40 years. He has represented various government entities in Western North Carolina, including the County of Madison and the Towns of Mars Hill, Marshall, and Hot Springs. He is licensed in all of North Carolina’s Federal Courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Marion Boone will serve as a District Court Judge for Judicial District 17B, which has jurisdiction in Stokes and Surry counties. Boone brings 30 years of legal experience to her new judicial position. She has worked as a private attorney since 1988, practicing in family, property, contract, estate, federal bankruptcy, and criminal law. Boone has also been active in her community, volunteering with various education and civic organizations.
- Judge Vinston Rozier will serve as a Superior Court Judge for Judicial District 10B in Wake County. Judge Rozier brings more than 15 years of legal and judicial experience to his new judicial position. He has served as an Assistant District Attorney, as an Ombudsman to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and as a District Court Judge.