J. Calvin Hill

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J. Calvin Hill
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Court Information:
North Carolina 28th Judicial District
Title:   Chief District Court Judge
Position:   Hill Seat
Active:   2006-2016
Chief:   2010-2016
Past position:   Public Defender, Buncombe County
Past term:   1995-2006
Past position 2:   Attorney, Law Office of Buddy Malone
Past term 2:   1994-1995
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Benedict College, 1989
Law School:   North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1994
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  28th Judicial District
State:  North Carolina
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

J. Calvin Hill is the chief district court judge for the 28th Judicial District, serving Buncombe County of North Carolina.[1] He joined the court in 2006 and has served as chief district court judge since 2010. Hill was most recently re-elected in 2012 for another four-year term that expires in 2016.[2][3][4]


Hill received his B.S.W. degree from Benedict College in 1989 and his J.D. degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1994.[2]


2012 election

Hill was re-elected to the 28th Judicial District without opposition on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

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 Hill's ratings in five categories and overall:

  • Overall: 4.31
  • Integrity & Fairness: 4.42
  • Legal Ability: 4.29
  • Professionalism: 4.50
  • Communication: 4.21
  • Administrative Skills: 4.18[7]

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