Chief Judge Donna Stroud.

Judge Stroud currently serves as Chief Judge on the North Carolina’s Court of Appeals. She and her husband J. Wilson Stroud have been married since 1986 and have two adult sons, Aaron and Isaac. Chief Judge Stroud graduated ranked first in her class in 1988. Prior to becoming a judge, Donna was in private practice from 1988 to 2004. In 2014, Chief Judge Stroud graduated from Duke University’s School of Law LL.M. program in Judicial Studies.


Running for the Law.

Since her first election in 2006, Chief Judge Stroud has faithfully served nearly two full judicial terms as one of its fifteen judges, with the start of 2021 marking her 14th year of service on the court and her first year as Chief Judge.


Running for the People.

Chief Judge Donna Stroud’s long-time service, deep-seated experience, and judicial soul make her an excellent servant on the appellate court.