Jefferson Griffin

Jefferson Griffin, Candidate for North Carolina Court of Appeals

Judge Griffin was born and raised on a farm in Red Oak, NC in Nash County. He graduated from Northern Nash High School where he was captain of the football team.

He then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. After graduating from UNC, Judge Griffin earned his United States Coast Guard Captain’s license and worked as a charter fisherman on the North Carolina coast.

In 2008, Judge Griffin graduated from North Carolina Central School of Law. He began practicing law in Kinston, NC focusing in civil litigation and criminal defense litigation.

In 2010, Judge Griffin joined the Wake County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases from infractions to first degree murder over a five-year period.

In 2015, Jefferson was appointed by Governor McCrory to be a District Court Judge in Wake County. He handles civil and criminal cases from all over Wake County in his current role. Judge Griffin was elected to a four-year term in the 2016 general election in Wake County.

Judge Griffin also serves as a First Lieutenant in the North Carolina Army National Guard as a JAG Officer. He is assigned to the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, known as “Old Hickory”.

Judge Griffin is an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of the outdoors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club and the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association. He is a member at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh.