Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Bev Perdue annnounced Friday she has appointed Judge Marvin K. Blount III to the Superior Court bench for the judicial district covering Pitt County.
The appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Clifton W. Everett. Blount currently hears cases as a Special Superior Court judge.
"I am delighted to appoint Marvin to this position," said Perdue said in a statement. "He has served with distinction as a Special Superior Court judge and is highly regarded throughout the district."
Prior to becoming a judge, he worked in private practice in Greenville, N.C., with a concentration in civil litigation. Earlier in his career, he was employed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has served on the North Carolina Board of Transportation and has been a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Pitt County Bar Association, the East Carolina University Educational Foundation, the East Carolina University Board of Visitors and various transportation planning organizations.
Blount’s father, Marvin Blount, Jr., also served as a Special Superior Court judge in North Carolina.