Louis A. Bledsoe III Named North Carolina Business Court Judge

June 27, 2014

The staff and attorneys of Robinson Bradshaw congratulate Louis A. Bledsoe III on his appointment as a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases by Gov. Pat McCrory and Chief Justice Sarah Parker. Bledsoe graduated from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead Scholar, from Harvard Law School with honors, and served as a judicial clerk with the Hon. Sam J. Ervin III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit before joining Robinson Bradshaw. Bledsoe has been a business and commercial litigator at Robinson Bradshaw for his entire legal career, and achieved the confidence of his clients and partners in a multitude of complex and difficult cases. Bledsoe will succeed the Honorable Calvin Murphy upon the completion of his term on June 30, 2014 and will maintain his chambers at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

“I firmly believe that our state could not have done better than selecting Louis Bledsoe as our next Business Court judge,” said John R. Wester, who has tried cases and argued appeals with Robinson Bradshaw for nearly 40 years. “I will miss being his partner but applaud his commitment to public service.”

Bledsoe began practicing with Robinson Bradshaw in 1985, and has considerable experience in handling business, corporate and employment disputes. The North Carolina Business Court, modeled after the Delaware Chancery Court, has jurisdiction to determine high-stakes and complex business and corporate disputes.

“Our firm has benefited, during Louis’ entire career with the firm, from his extraordinary judgment and temperament,” said Robert Griffin, Robinson Bradshaw’s managing partner. “I have no doubt that all of the litigants in his courtroom will benefit in much the same way that we have. We hate to lose him but wish him well, and we are very proud of our partner.”

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