District Court Judges
District Court Judge James T. Hill
Chief District Court Judge James T. Hill

The Honorable James T. Hill was elected to the District Court bench in 2002. Judge Hill is a native of Durham County and a graduate of Northern High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to joining the District Court bench, Judge Hill practiced privately in Durham for 25 years and served as an Arbitrator in this district. Judge Hill is the judge assigned to preside over the district's Youth Treatment Drug Court. He became Chief District Court Judge in April, 2017.