District Court Judges
District Court Judge Doretta L. Walker

District Court Judge Doretta L. Walker,

The Honorable Doretta Walker was elected to the District Court Bench in 2010 and was sworn in January 1, 2011. Judge Walker is a native of Durham County and a graduate of Northern High School. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the District Court bench, Judge Walker was an Assistant District Attorney for 13 and a half years, serving as the supervisor of Property and Fraud Cases in Durham County. She also served as a judicial clerk at the North Carolina Court of Appeals from 1994 through 1997.

Judge Doretta Walker presides over Abuse, Neglect and Dependency; Juvenile; Criminal; First Appearances; and Traffic Courts. She also has presided over Family, Child Support, and Civil Court.