Nine Campbell Law alumni appointed to lead NCAJ

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RALEIGH — Nine Campbell Law School alumni have been appointed to serve in leadership positions for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) 2020-2021 term. The NCAJ is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers by protecting people, preventing injustice and promoting fairness.  

The NCAJ accomplishes their mission through effective advocacy work in the N.C. state legislature by advocating for the rights of all citizens, through various legal publications, over 40 professional development seminars held annually to help attorneys improve their skills, and through public outreach initiatives aimed at enhancing public understanding of the legal system.  

Charles Blanchard, who Campbell Law’s Blanchard Community Law Clinic is named in honor of, came together with a handful of North Carolina plaintiff’s attorneys in the early 1960’s to form the NCAJ. Now with 2,250 members, NCAJ members represent those injured by the wrongdoing of others, workers fighting for their rights in the workplace, the disabled, those addressing family problems, consumers, those in debt, those whose property is threatened by government overreach, and those accused of crime. Members include attorneys, legal assistants, law school faculty, students, and law office mangers.  

 The Campbell Law alumni appointed and their respective positions are:  

 Executive Committee: 

John M. McCabe (’94) – President Elect and member of the Campbell Law Board of Visitors

Philip R. Miller, III (’92) – At Large 

Ann Catherine Ochsner (’11) – Legislative Vice President   

Board of Governors: 

Meredith S. Hinton (’05) 

Darrin Dupree Jordan (’90) 

Starr Harrold Ward (’04) 

Robert A. Warlick (’97) 

Professional Negligence Section Chair: 

Nichole G. Booker (’04) 

AAJ Delegate: 

William K. Goldfarb (’91) 


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 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.