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Judge Richard D. Dietz

Vice President




Judge Richard D. Dietz was appointed to the N.C. Court of Appeals in 2014 and elected to an eight-year term in 2016. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University (1999) and Wake Forest University School of Law (2002). Dietz previously practiced with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he was a partner, and Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he was an associate. He is a former vice chair of the NCBA Appellate Practice Section and member of the N.C. Courts Commission, and currently serves on the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission.


Shippensburg University
Wake Forest University School of Law


NC Court of Appeals
PO Box 888
Raleigh, NC 27602-0888
Phone: (919) 831-3740