Gov. Roy Cooper made three appointments late last month to judicial and district attorney positions.
Lamont Wiggins was named as a Superior Court Judge in District 7B March 29, along with Mario Perez as a District Court Judge in District 3A and Jason Ramey as the new district attorney in Rockingham County.
“These North Carolinians bring years of courtroom experience to their appointments,” Cooper said in a statement. “Their commitment to justice and public service make them valuable additions to our legal system.”
Wiggins will serve Edgecombe and Wilson counties, and replaces Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Milton F. “Toby” Fitch, Jr. after his recent retirement.
Wiggins has lived his whole life in Rocky Mount and worked as an attorney in private practice for 24 years. He also previously served on the Rocky Mount City Council and as Mayor Pro Tempore. He also served on the Nash/Edgecombe Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. Wiggins has a degree from NC State University and NC Central University School of Law.
Perez will serve the residents of Pitt County. He replaces Chief District Court Judge P. Gwynett Hilburn who retired earlier in the year.
Perez previously worked as an attorney for more than 30 years. He’s a member of the NC Bar Association, NC Advocates for Justice and the American Bar Association. He also serves as an arbitrator in Pitt County District Court. He holds degrees from St. Mary’s University and Georgetown University School of Law.
Ramey replaces Tom Keith after working as an Assistant District Attorney for District 17A, prosecuting cases in juvenile, district and superior courts. Before that, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in District 20A and as vice president of the Rockingham County Bar Association. He holds degrees from Pensacola Christian College and Wake Forest University School of Law.