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Edgar L. Barnes
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Court Information:
North Carolina 1st Judicial District
Title:   District court judge
Position:   Barnes Seat
Active:   1995-2016
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Law School:   North Carolina Central University
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  1st Judicial District
State:  North Carolina
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

Edgar L. Barnes is a district court judge for the 1st Judicial District, which presides over Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties of North Carolina. He was appointed to the court in 1993, but did not take office until June of 1995 due to a challenge by the U.S. Justice Department regarding the new judgeship. Barnes was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. His current term expires in 2016.[1][2]


Barnes received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his J.D. degree from North Carolina Central University. He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1986.[3]


Barnes worked as an attorney in Manteo, North Carolina prior to his judicial appointment.[1]

2012 election

Barnes was re-elected to the 1st Judicial District without opposition on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

See also: North Carolina judicial elections, 2012

Judicial candidate survey

The North Carolina Bar Association asked its members to rank incumbent judges with terms ending in 2012 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being "excellent". Below are Barnes's ratings in five categories and overall:

  • Overall: 3.38
  • Integrity & Fairness: 3.43
  • Legal Ability: 3.25
  • Professionalism: 3.68
  • Communication: 3.62
  • Administrative Skills: 3.63[6]

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