Brian C. Wilks, District Court Judge, 2008-Present
Judge Brian C. Wilks received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of South Carolina at Columbia and his law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Upon graduation he worked as an assistant public defender in Durham County from 1997 to 2001, a private practitioner from 2001 to 2003, an adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law from 2000 to the present, and an assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2007. In February 2007 Wilks joined the Durham district attorney’s office as the supervisor of district court operations. On July 21, 2008, Governor Michael Easley appointed Wilks to the 14th Judicial District court bench. As a district court judge, he presides over juvenile abuse, neglect, and dependency cases; civil jury matters; child support matters; misdemeanor criminal matters; traffic court; and criminal first appearances. Wilks also is the presiding judge in Durham County’s adult drug treatment court.
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