The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has announced that Pam McAfee, an attorney of counsel at Ellis & Winters, LLP, will be the next bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. This appointment is contingent upon a successful background investigation.
Ms. McAfee is a familiar face in our district, having served as a law clerk for Judge J. Rich Leonard, and as a staff attorney for Judge A. Thomas Small, Judge Stephani W. Humrickhouse, and Judge Joseph N. Callaway. Please join us in welcoming Pam back to our court in her new role as bankruptcy judge.
At this time, we do not anticipate a lapse in judgeship between Judge Humrickhouse’s retirement and Ms. McAfee’s swearing in.