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Michael Morgan's Biography

Contact Information

Office

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 2170
Raleigh, NC 27602-2170

Supreme Court of North Carolina
2 East Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Full Name:

Michael 'Mike' Rivers Morgan

Gender:

Male

Family:

Married; 2 Children

Birth Place:

Cherry Point, ND

Home City:

Raleigh, NC

JD, Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1979

BA, History/Sociology, Duke University, 1976

No political experience information on file.

Appointed, Member, North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, 2014-present

Appointed, Member, Chief Justice’s Media and the Courts Commission, 2000-present

Appointed, Member, Racial and Ethnic Bias Consortium representative for North Carolina

Appointed, Member, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, 1999-2004, 2008-2013

Associate Justice, North Carolina State Supreme Court, 2017-present

Visiting Faculty Member, The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 1993-present

Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, District 10-B, 2005-2016

Faculty Council, The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 2006-2008

District Court Judge, North Carolina Judicial District 10, 1994-2004

Lead Faculty, The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 2000

Adjunct Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1998-1999

Administrative Law Judge, North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, 1989-1994

Assistant Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice, 1983-1989

Associate Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice, 1980-1982

Research Assistant, North Carolina Department of Justice, 1979-1980

Member, Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, present

Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored, present

Member, North Carolina Association of Superior Court Judges, present

Member, Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association, present

Member, Rush Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, present

Board Member, Tenth Judicial District Bar, present

Member, United States District Court Bar for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, present

Member, United States Supreme Court Bar, present

Member, Voter Education Coalition, present

Former Member, 100 Black Men of America

Member, Board of Directors, Garner Road Young Men's Christian Association

Former Member, Board of Directors, Methodist Home for Children

Member, Board of Directors, Omega C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring Program

Co-Host, Legal Affairs Segment of “Let’s Talk”, Radio Talk Show

Member, North Carolina State Bar

Former Member, Strengthening the Black Family

President, Susie Sharp Inn of Court, 2008-2009

Hall of Honor inductee, The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 2008

Member, North Carolina Association of District Court Judges, 1994-1998

Member, Board of Governors, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, 1992-1997

President, Raleigh / Wake Chapter of the National Panhellenic Council, 1994-1995

President, Capital City Lawyers Association, 1994

National President, North Carolina Central University School of Law Alumni Association, 1991-1992

National Vice-President, North Carolina Central University School of Law Alumni Association, 1990-1991

Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Central University School of Law Alumni Association, 1989-1990

Member, North Carolina State Bar, 1980

Awards:

V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence recipient, The National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 2014

Outstanding Young Men of America, 1980 and 1989
Omega Man of the Year, Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1989
Daniel Sampson Alumni Award, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1991
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority National Hall of Fame Honoree, 1994
Citizen of the Year, Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1994
Award of Merit in Field of Politics, Raleigh / Wake Chapter of the National Panhellenic Council, 1995
Distinguished Service Award, Garner Senior High School, 1996
"Together We Achieve" Service Award, Cary High School, 1996
Renaissance Award, Raleigh Men's Council, 1996
"Leadership on the Horizon" Award, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 1996
A.M. "Gus" Witherspoon Award, Raleigh / Wake Chapter of the National Panhellenic Council, 1998
Founders Award, Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 2000
Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Founders Award for North and South Carolina, 2001
International Founders Award of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, 2002
Award of Appreciation, New Bern Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 2004
Service Award for Commitment and Dedication to Foster Children, Wake County Human Services, 2004
"Overcomer of the Odds" Award, Save The Seed Foundation/City of New Bern, 2005
"Hall of Honor" inductee, The National Judicial College, 2008
"Peace for Justice" recognition, Wilson Temple United Methodist Church, 2008
"Service to the Legal Community" Award, The New Bern Alumni Group, 2008
Achievement Award, The Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Zion Church, 2008
Achievement Award, Tenth Judicial District Bar, 2010
"Pillar of the Community" Award, Rush Metropolitan A.M.E.Z. Church, 2013
V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence, The National Judicial College, 2014

Father's Name:

Barbara Morgan

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Music, reading, sports

Mother's Name:

Leander R. Morgan

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