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District Court Judge Brian C. Wilks
District Court Judge Brian C. Wilks

Judge Brian C. Wilks, attended the University of South Carolina at Columbia where he received a degree in political science in 1993. Judge Wilks furthered his education at North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, where he graduated in 1996.

Upon graduation, he worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Durham County from 1997-2001, a Private Practitioner from 2001-2003, an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law from 2000-present, and an Assistant Attorney General from 2003-2007. In February 2007, Judge Wilks joined the Durham District Attorney's Office as the supervisor of District Court Operations. It was from this position that Governor Michael Easley appointed Judge Wilks to the District Court bench in Durham County on July 21, 2008. As a District Court Judge, he presides over juvenile abuse, neglect and dependency cases; civil jury matters; child support matters; misdemeanor criminal matters; traffic court; and criminal first appearances. Judge Wilks also is the presiding judge in Durham County's Adult Drug Treatment Court.