Charlotte attorney Louis A. Bledsoe, III has been appointed by Governor Pat McCrory as a Special Superior Court Judge, and NC Supreme Court Justice Sarah Parker has designated him as a Special Superior Court for Complex Business Cases, which means he will be handling cases in the Business Court.
The Governor's press release said this about Judge Bledsoe:
Louis Bledsoe’s extensive experience in business and commercial litigation makes him well-suited for the Business Court. He has developed a great reputation as a litigator and has earned the trust and respect of many members of the Bar. He will be an outstanding judge for our state’s Business Court.
I don't often find myself in agreement with what Governor McCrory says, but he is absolutely right about Judge Bledsoe. He will be an excellent Business Court Judge. Until crossing to the other side of the bench, Judge Bledsoe was a partner at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, which is undoubtedly one of the best law firms in the State of North Carolina.
New Judge Bledsoe will sit in the Charlotte Business Court. He begins his judicial career with a pretty full docket of cases. It looks like all of the cases previously being handled by Judge Murphy, who was until yesterday the only Business Court Judge in Charlotte, already have been assigned to Judge Bledsoe. Judge Murphy's term on the Court ended June 30th.
I'm not sure how much longer it will be available, but here is a link to Judge Bledsoe's bio at Robinson Bradshaw.
Congratulations to Judge Bledsoe on a well-deserved appointment. He has been a reader of this blog and I hope he will continue.