Roy Cooper names Alyson Grine new Superior Court Judge for Chatham & Orange counties

Raleigh, NC – On Friday, January 8, Governor Roy Cooper announced two judicial appointments, one to the North Carolina Superior Court and one to the North Carolina District Court.

Alyson Adams Grine

In Judicial District 15B (serving Chatham and Orange counties), Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Alyson Adams Grine as Superior Court Judge. Grine will fill the vacant seat of Judge Carl Fox who retired. Since 2018, Grine has served as a prosecutor for the Durham Office of the District Attorney. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the North Carolina Central School of Law, and a defender educator at the UNC School of Government.

As a defender educator at the School of Government, Alyson focused on criminal law and procedure and indigent defense education. Prior to 2006, she worked for five years as an assistant public defender in Orange and Chatham counties. She served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Henry Frye of the NC Supreme Court in 2000 and for Judge Patricia Timmons-Goodson of the NC Court of Appeals in 1999. She received the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Teaching Excellence Award for 2012–2014. She is co-author of the North Carolina Defender Manual, Volume I; North Carolina Juvenile Defender Manual; and Raising Issues of Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases, for which she received the Margaret Taylor Writing Award in 2015. She was named Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Term Lecturer for Teaching Excellence for 2012–2014.

Alyson Grine was a member of the Judicial District 15B Racial Justice Task Force.

Grine earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Masters of Arts in Spanish from the University of Virginia, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.