Superior Court Judges for District 18
Superior Court Judge Patrice A. Hinnant Resident Superior Court Judge
Patrice A. Hinnant

Resident Judge, North Carolina Superior Court Fifth Judicial Division, District 18. Appointed October, 2009; Elected unopposed, November 2010.


Spelman College, B.A. Atlanta, Georgia.
North Carolina Central University, J.D.
School of Law Durham, North Carolina.

Legal Experience:

Assistant Public Defender - Greensboro, North Carolina.
Private Practice - Greensboro, North Carolina.
District Court Judge - Guilford County, North Carolina.

Legal Associations:

American Bar Association - Judicial Division.
N.C. Delegate - State Trial Judges
NC Conference of Superior Court Judges - Secretary
National Bar Association - Judicial Council - Chair.
North Carolina Bar Association: Bench Bar Liaison; Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee
Inns of Court - Guilford Inn - Master.
North Carolina State Bar - Past: Ethics Committee, Grievance Committee.
Past: Commission on Race Relations in the Profession.
North Carolina Association of Black Lawyer: Board of Governors. - Past: Vice President.
Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers.
Greensboro Bar Association: Past: President, President-elect, Board of Directors.

Community Services Affiliations:


  • Rotary Club of Greensboro - Paul Harris Fellow.

  • Carolina Theatre Board of Directors

  • The Links, Inc. - Chapter Vice President

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Past: National Board ; Regional Council; Chapter President.

     Past - service includes:

  • Junior League of Greensboro - President; AJLI Committee.

  • United Arts Council of Greensboro - Board Chair, Board of Directors.

  • Moses Cone Hospital - Board of Directors.

  • Moses Cone/Wesley Long Community Health Foundation - Board of Trustees.

  • Community foundation of Greensboro - Board of Directors

  • Triad Bank (currently known now as BB&T) - Advisory Board.

  • United Way of Greensboro - various committees.