Judge Jefferson Griffin
Judge Griffin was born and raised on a farm in Red Oak, North Carolina in Nash County. He graduated from Northern Nash High School where he was captain of the football team. He then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. After graduating from UNC, Judge Griffin earned his the United States Coast Guard Captain’s license and worked as a charter fisherman on the North Carolina coast.
In 2008, Judge Griffin graduated from North Carolina Central School of Law. He began practicing law in Kinston, North Carolina. In 2010, Judge Griffin joined the Wake County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases from infractions to first-degree murder. In 2015, Jefferson was appointed by Governor McCrory to be a District Court Judge in Wake County. Judge Griffin was elected to a four-year term in the 2016 general election in Wake County.
Judge Griffin also serves as a Captain in the North Carolina Army National Guard. He is currently deployed to the Middle East as a JAG Officer with the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, known as “Old Hickory.” Judge Griffin is an avid hunter, fisherman, and lover of the outdoors. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club and the Wake County Bar Association. He and his wife Katye are members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh.