Governor names new district court judge for Polk, surrounding counties

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper announced three judicial appointments Monday to district and superior courts, including one who will serve citizens in Polk County.

Gov. Cooper appointed C.W. “Mack” McKeller as district court judge in Judicial District 29B, which serves Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties. McKeller will fill the vacancy created by Chief District Court Judge Athena Fox Brooks, who was appointed as a special superior court judge earlier this year.

McKeller served in the U. S. Navy for 13 years as a lieutenant commander and commanding officer. He is also the founding member of McKeller Law Firm, representing clients in civil and criminal matters at the trial and appellate level. 

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McKeller received his Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University. 

Cooper also appointed District Court Judge Lora Cubbage as superior court judge in Judicial District 18, which serves Guilford County, and Annette Turik as district court judge in Judicial District 8, which serves Wayne, Lenior and Greene counties.

“These judges bring to the bench years of service and experience and a deep commitment to justice,” Cooper said. “I appreciate their willingness to serve their communities and our state.”

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