Two NCCU Law Alumni to Serve as Vice Presidents of the NCBA

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011

The Hon. Brenda G. Branch ’01 and the Hon. W. Allen Cobb, Jr. ’78 were among those elected to vice president positions for the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Board of Governors.

The election took place on Saturday, June 25th at the 2011 NCBA Annual Meeting in Asheville, N.C.

Judge Brenda G. Branch of Halifax

Brenda Branch

Hon. Brenda G. Branch

Judge Branch serves as Chief District Court Judge for District 6A (Halifax County). She previously served as an assistant district attorney for Bertie County and Halifax County, and was employed by Albemarle Paper Co. She graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1994 and the North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2001.  Judge Branch has been active in the NCBA as a member of the Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee and the Citizen Lawyer Task Force, and was honored in 2010 as a recipient of the Citizen Lawyer Award. She is involved in numerous activities supporting the betterment of young people in her community and is a member of the Roanoke Valley Rotary Club, the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Halifax County Citizen Advisory Team.

Judge W. Allen Cobb Jr. of Wrightsville Beach

Hon. W. Allen Cobb

Judge Cobb has served since 2007 as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for the Fifth Superior Court District (New Hanover and Pender counties). He was appointed to the court in 1993 and re-elected in 1994, 2002 and 2010. He served from 1990-93 as a District Court Judge and previously engaged in private practice with Sperry and Cobb in Wilmington. Active in numerous judicial and bar groups, he has also provided volunteer leadership to several organizations including Boy Scouts of America, where he served as president of the Cape Fear Council, Cape Fear Community College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the Wilmington Children’s Museum. Judge Cobb is a 1974 UNC graduate and 1978 graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Law.