Wake Forest Law alumni have success on midterm election night

Jim Roberson (’75) has been elected as Alamance County’s new Superior Court judge. He is currently the county’s chief District Court judge but will now fill the seat left vacant when Rob Johnson retired over the summer. According to a Times-News article, Roberson received 30.5 percent of votes in the Nov. 4, 2014, midterm election. “I appreciate the voters giving me the opportunity to serve in Superior Court,” Roberson told the Times-News. “I’m gratified. We worked very hard in a short period of time. I hope this is an indication of some confidence placed in me by the people. I hope to continue to earn that trust placed in me. ”

Other Wake Forest Law alumni who won a seat in the midterm election include Assistant District Attorney Ted Kazakos (’10), who won the open judicial seat in Forsyth District Court collecting 56 percent of the votes, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. After graduating from Wake Forest Law, Kazakos went to work for the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted habitual domestic violence offenders and enforces the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

Louis B. Meyer (’83) also won in District Court 10, beating opponent Ronnie Ansley with 52 percent of votes, according to newsobserver.com. Since graduating from Wake Forest Law, Meyer has served as Law Clerk in the U.S. District Court as well as an employment law attorney at Ponyer Spruill LLP, where he worked for 27 years. He has spent the past two years working as District Court Judge in Wake County.

April Smith (’08) won as well, securing the role of District Court judge, according to fayobserver.com. After graduating from Wake Forest Law, Smith went on to practice in a private firm. She has also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice and represented the Cumberland County Child Support Department, according to her website.

John Burns (’97) won county commissioner in Wake County, according to newsobserver.com. He most recently worked as an attorney at Williams Mullen.