Robert J. McAfee – Candidate for District Court Judge

Robert McAfee for Superior Court Judge

Assistant District Attorney, Robert McAfee

We met Assistant District Attorney, Robert J. McAfee, Candidate for District Court Judge at our Social Media Summit’s Networking After Party and caught up with him today for a phone interview. Find out why he’s running and more about Robert by listening to our interview here:

Robert McAfee is an experienced trial attorney trial attorney, prosecuting felony offenders in Superior Court.

North Carolina Bar No. 21195 – NC State Bar Board Certified Specialist, Federal and State Criminal Law


Office of the District Attorney, 3B – Asst. District Attorney (July 2012 – Present)

I prosecute felony cases in Superior Court, primarily property crimes, frauds, firearms offenses, assaults, and habitual felons. I am also assisting with the prosecution of several murder cases. My current caseload is in excess of 800 separate cases.

McAfee Law, PA – Attorney at Law (November 2002 – July 2012)

Sole practitioner, focusing on criminal defense, engaging in trials and appeals in State and federal Superior and District courts, domestic law, business litigation, and general civil litigation.

McCotter, McAfee & Ashton, PLLC – Attorney at Law (August 1994 – November 2002)

Partner in small law firm providing a range of representation in criminal defense, civil litigation, business formation, appeals to all courts, real estate transactions, estate preparation, and administrative law.


Campbell University, Wiggins School of Law – J.D. (August 1991 – May 1994)

Earned Juris Doctor degree. Member, Mock Trial Team. Member, Client Counseling Team. First Prize – ASCAP Nathan Burkan competition (original paper on copyright law).

Columbia University – M.A. (August 1986 – May 1987)

Earned Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature in just two semesters

Duke University – B.A. (August 1982 – June 1986)

Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Minor studies included French, Comparative Literature, and Psychology


I have the ability to manage a large caseload of diverse cases, while maintaining a focus on the people involved in each case, whether victim, law enforcement officer, witness, or defense counsel.

I have tried dozens of jury trials in State Superior and federal courts, in criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to burglaries, attempted rape, attempted murder, money laundering, drug offenses, gun crimes, and terrorism.

I have represented clients in civil litigation involving everything from child custody cases to interstate business litigation, on subjects including contracts, personal injury, product liability, and employment law.

I am admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of North Carolina, and the federal courts in the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, the Northern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Submitted by: Robert McAffee, Candidate for Superior Court Judge (Craven, Carteret, Pamlico Counties)

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