Former Firm Attorney Becomes Federal Magistrate Judge

Michael Harless Press Coverage

Former firm attorney, Honorable James E. Gates, has been appointed to serve as a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Appointed for an eight-year term, Judge Gates will handle a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including misdemeanor trials, preliminary hearings and pretrial criminal motions.

Judge Gates had previously worked for the Raleigh, North Carolina firm of Maupin, Taylor, PA.