Carlos E. Mahoney
Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A.
709 Southbank Building
400 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

Dorothy Hairston Mitchell
Assistant Public Defender
14th Defender District
510 South Dillard Street, Suite 4700
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 808-3327 (telephone)
(919) 808-3040 (facsimile)

Antoinette Hilliard
Assistant Public Defender
501 Willard St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-564-7010
Fax: 919-560-5435

Catherine Wilson
McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson & Nordgren PLLC
3211 Shannon Road, Suite 620
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-493-0584


James Houston Barnes III
122 Finsbury Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 636-1522

Frederick S. Battaglia, Jr.
120 E Parrish Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 688-7199

Jessica S. Fludd
Fludd Law Firm, PLLC
PO Box 1914
Durham, NC 27702
Phone: (919) 321-2316
Fax: (919) 767-9575

Carol W. Hammett
Deputy County Attorney
Durham County Government
200 E Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0709

Kelly J. Mackay
Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, PLLC
P.O. Box 51549
Durham NC 27717
Phone: (919) 493-8411

Dieter Mauch
Hedrick Murray Bryson Kennett & Mauch PLLC
3511 Shannon Road
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 419-3300

Sherri Zann Rosenthal
Assistant City Attorney
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 560-4158

Jimmy D. Sharpe
Attorney at Law
Sharpe Law, PLLC
128 East Parrish Street, Suite 210
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Office: 919-683-8680
Direct: 919-688-4383
Fax: 919-287-2511

Immediate Past President
Catherine Crowell Pavur
Law Offices of Catherine Pavur
4819 Emperor Boulevard
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 675-3633

Non-Board Member/Executive Director (all dues/membership questions)

Bonnie B. Biggs
PO BOX 593
Durham, NC 27702
Phone: (919) 682-2012 (extension 0)

Bar Committee Descriptions and Requirements

All committee appointments are made by the Bar President, at the beginning of his term or during his term. Committee members are all encouraged to pay their mandatory bar dues prior to the deadline, and are also encouraged to join the voluntary bar in Durham, the DCBA, for the year in which they serve. 

Members who wish to serve should send their contact information and specific request, if any, to the Executive Director at

Presidential Appointments (one each):

Justice Center Design Committee

Courthouse Security Task Force 

Courthouse Continuity of Operations Committee


Scholarship Committee    5-6 members

Most Active: March and April

Estimated time commitment: 2-3 meetings

Requirement: Members cannot be related to candidates for scholarships.

Description: Evaluates and selects scholarship award recipients based on criteria provided by the Scholarship chair, and as dictated by the Foundation bylaws and application packet.


Fourteenth/DCBA Officer Nominating Committee    9 members

Most Active: late Spring

Requirement: Members must be in the Fourteenth judicial district, and cannot be current candidates for Board or Officer positions.

Description: Selects /slates candidates for DCBA/Fourteenth leadership positions.


Awards/Recognition Committee    4 - 5 members

Most Active: early Spring

Estimated time commitment: 1-2 meetings

Requirement: Members should be members of both the Fourteenth and the DCBA, and cannot be candidates for awards for which nominations are made. 

Description: Committee selects local nominees for statewide awards and completes these nominations on behalf of the DCBA and Fourteenth. Also consults to President regarding local awards and recognition. Committee also completes press releases and generates news articles about local attorneys who are contributing to the community.


Grievance Committee    7-9 members

Most Active: When called upon by way of information received from NCSB

Estimated time commitment:  Unknown

Requirement: Meetings as called by Chair, who would receive requests for action from NCSB. Members must be in the Fourteenth judicial district.

Description: All grievances start at the NCSB and can in some cases be referred back to the local bar’s Grievance Committee for action. The Grievance committee would hear grievances about members of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar, as received from the NCSB.


Public Service Committee      limited spaces open

See PSC page, to left.


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