Campbell Law alumna appointed as North Carolina’s first Native American female district court judge

Photo Judge Chavis McIntyre '13

RALEIGH— Chief Justice Paul Newby has appointed Judge Angelica Chavis McIntyre ’13 as chief district court judge for Robeson County

“Judge McIntyre’s appointment is based on her professional reputation and collaborative work with local stakeholders,” said Chief Justice Newby. “I have no doubt she will continue to serve her community well in her new capacity.”

At 28, Judge McIntyre was elected to the district court bench in November 2018 making her the youngest female judge in the state. She served as an assistant district attorney prior to being elected to serve as a district court judge. She is the first Native American female chief district court judge in the State of North Carolina.

A native of Pembroke, Judge McIntyre earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and her J.D. from the Campbell University School of Law in 2013. While in law school, she interned at the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office each semester. After graduating, she took on a full-time position as a Robeson County assistant district attorney in 2013.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and a dozen years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.

The North Carolina Judicial Branch is an equal and distinctively separate branch and core function of government. More than 6,400 Judicial Branch employees statewide administer justice in courthouses in North Carolina’s 100 counties. The Judicial Branch budget for FY 2019–20 was $578.4M, nearly 88.4% of which is used to pay salaries and the remaining 11.6% is used for operations. The Judicial Branch receives only 2.37% of the overall State budget.