Governor appoints Louis B. Meyer III (’83) as District Court judge

RALEIGH, N.C. — Poyner Spruill’s Louis B. Meyer III (’80, JD ’83)  has been appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to serve as District Court judge for the Tenth Judicial District which covers Wake County.  He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Kristin Ruth.  He will be sworn in as a District Court Judge and start the new judicial position by the beginning of September.

“Poyner Spruill is proud that our Partner Louis Meyer has been appointed by the governor to serve as a District Court Judge.  We wish Louis well and know that he will serve with distinction,” said Joseph B. “Bo” Dempster Jr., the firm’s managing partner.

Meyer has practiced law for 27 years in Wake County. He is a past president of the Tenth Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Bar Association. He served on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Task Force on Quality and Value of Legal Services and the Tenth Judicial District Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. He has participated in the Wake County Volunteer Lawyers Program, performing pro bono representation of victims of domestic violence, and in various Wake County Bar Association public service projects. He is also a certified mediator.

“While I will miss my clients and colleagues at Poyner Spruill, I am honored and thankful for this appointment and excited about becoming a District Court judge,” Meyer said.

Meyer is currently a partner in the Employment Law section.  He will resign from Poyner Spruill at the end of the month, prior to being sworn in as a District Court Judge. 

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