Southport family law attorney is governor’s choice for judge vacancy

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Jason C. Disbrow
Jason C. Disbrow

N.C. Governor Pat McCrory has appointed a Southport family law attorney to fill a district court judgeship.

Jason Disbrow, of Southport, was named to serve as district court judge for North Carolina’s 13th District, which includes Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties, according to a notice from the governor’s office this week.

The vacancy was created by the resignation of District Court Judge Marion Warran, who was recently appointed as Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts by Chief Justice Martin.

Disbrow has been a partner at Stiller & Disbrow, P.C. Attorneys at Law in Southport since 2003. Prior to that, he was an associate at the firm from 1998 to 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University in 1994 and a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University in 1998.

Disbrow has handled more than a thousand district court cases from start to finish. His family law practice has included litigating claims for child custody, child support, equitable distribution, post separation support, alimony, absolute divorce, contempt proceedings and adoption. His juvenile law practice has included litigating abuse/neglect/dependency cases, prosecuting and defending termination of parental rights actions, and defending juvenile delinquency criminal charges.

Disbrow has defended hundreds of misdemeanor cases. In addition to his district court practice, he has litigated both criminal and civil superior jury trials, prosecuted incompetency proceedings, defended involuntary commitment actions and previously served as the Attorney Advocate for the Brunswick County guardian ad litem program.

He served as an attorney-selected mediator more than 40 times in cases involving various claims for equitable distribution, child custody, child support and spousal support. Disbrow has prepared various wills and estate documents and has handled numerous real estate transactions for clients in addition to his trial court practice.