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Hon. Cheri Beasley

Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Cheri Beasley

Early Years

Born on February 14, 1966 to William James Beasley and Dr. Lou Beasley (both deceased).

Personal Information

Married to Curtis Owens, twin sons, Matthew and Thomas. Members of First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Professional Background

  • Associate Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina, 2012 – present
  • Associate Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 2009 – 2012
  • District Court Judge, Twelfth Judicial District, Cumberland County, 1999 – 2008
  • Assistant Public Defender, Twelfth Judicial District, Cumberland County, 1994 – 1999
  • Business Law I Instructor, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 1995
Education
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, Juris Doctor, 1991
      Moot Court Board 
      Frederick Douglas Moot Court Team 
      ABA Student Division 
      Student Bar Association
  • University of Oxford, Oxford, England, Summer 1990, earned six credits at the Summer Program in Law at Oxford sponsored by Florida State University School of Law
  • Rutgers University/Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, 1988

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Publications and Multimedia
2014 North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate Forum - Event Videos
Triangle Lawyers Chapter
September 23, 2014