Judge Eagles receives Iredell Award from Phi Alpha Delta

RALEIGH – The Honorable Margaret P. Eagles was presented with the James Iredell Award on Tuesday, April 10 by Campbell Law School’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) law fraternity. Judge Eagles, who serves as a Wake County District Court Judge, is a 2000 Campbell Law graduate.

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Judge Eagles has served as a District Court Judge since 2009. She has served in the Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Courtroom for two years, addressing allegations of children being abused or neglected. During that time, she earned her Judicial Juvenile Certification. She has presided in both the criminal and civil domestic violence courtrooms since 2011 and is currently the lead domestic violence judge in Wake County.

Upon graduation from Campbell Law, she began her legal career as a judicial clerk for Justice George Wainwright at the Supreme Court of North Carolina. After her clerkship, Judge Eagles worked in the North Carolina Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General. In 2005, Judge Eagles joined Larcade & Heiskell, PLLC where she primarily focused on civil litigation. In 2009, she was appointed as a Wake County District Court Judge by former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue. Judge Eagles was subsequently elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

During her time at Campbell Law, Judge Eagles was very involved in the law school community. She was the Editor in Chief of the Campbell Law Review, a research assistant for professor Richard Lord, and a staff writer for the Campbell Law Observer. Judge Eagles was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

Judge Eagles is extremely active in the legal community. She is a co-chair of the Wake County Domestic Violence Task Force, as well as a member of the Wake County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Triangle Family Services Advisory Board, the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, and the Wake Women Attorneys Chapter of the NC Association of Women Attorneys. Outside of the legal community, Judge Eagles is also a Deacon at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh.

Since 1980 the James Iredell Award has been presented each year by Campbell Law’s PAD chapter to an individual who has made significant contributions to the legal profession and to Campbell Law. The award, inspired by the life and writings of Justice James Iredell, the namesake of Campbell Law’s PAD chapter, honors the recipient’s accomplishments, tenacity and effort.