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RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper nominated Chief Business Court Judge Louis A. Bledsoe, III and attorney Steve Warren to serve North Carolina as Special Superior Court judges.

“Judge Bledsoe and Steve Warren bring decades of experience and legal knowledge to the bench,” said Governor Cooper. “I look forward to their confirmation and service to the people of North Carolina.”

In a letter delivered today, Gov. Cooper submitted both nominations for confirmation by the General Assembly. By state statute, Special Superior Court judge nominees must be confirmed by a joint resolution of both chambers.

Gov. Cooper has nominated Chief Business Court Judge Louis A. Bledsoe, III of Charlotte to be reappointed after his term expires on July 1, 2019. He currently serves as Chief Business Court judge. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Bledsoe practiced law for nearly thirty years, specializing in commercial and business litigation. He previously clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Bledsoe is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School.

Gov. Cooper has nominated Steve Warren of Asheville to fill the Special Superior Court vacancy created on January 10, 2019. Warren has practiced law for thirty-six years with a focus on torts and products liability cases. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.

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