RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory has selected Jason Disbrow of Southport to fill a District Court vacancy in the 13th Judicial District covering Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties.
Disbrow was unanimously nominated for the position by an 88-0 vote from the voting members of the 13th Judicial District Bar on Nov. 19 at the Bladen County Superior Courtroom.
The vacancy was created by the resignation of District Court Judge Marion Warren, who was recently appointed director of the Administrative Office of the Courts by Chief Justice Martin.
Disbrow has been a partner at Stiller & Disbrow, P.C. Attorneys at Law in Southport since 2003. Prior to that, he was an associate at the firm from 1998 to 2003.
Disbrow earned a bachelor of aArts degree from North Carolina State University in 1994 and a juris doctor degree from North Carolina Central University in 1998.
Disbrow has handled more than 1,000 district court cases from start to finish. His family law practice has included litigating claims for child custody, child support, equitable distribution, post separation support, alimony, absolute divorce, contempt proceedings and adoption. His juvenile law practice has included litigating abuse/neglect/dependency cases, prosecuting and defending termination of parental rights actions, and defending juvenile delinquency criminal charges. He has defended hundreds of misdemeanor cases.
In addition to his District Court practice, he has litigated both criminal and civil superior jury trials, prosecuted incompetency proceedings, defended involuntary commitment actions and previously served as the attorney advocate for the Brunswick County Guardian ad Litem program. Disbrow served as an attorney-selected mediator over 40 times in cases involving various claims for equitable distribution, child custody, child support and spousal support.
He has prepared various wills and estate documents and has handled numerous real estate transactions for clients in addition to his trial court practice.