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Candidates For Superior Court Judge District 15B

By Isabelle C Sirls
Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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Chatham County, NC - I had this from a friend, it might be of interest to others.

There are six people running for the two superior court seats of District 15B. I have been asked how to get information about them. Here is a list of the candidates in the order that they received their law degree. They are all fine, first-rate men.

Adam Stein of Chapel Hill; born 1937, received JD from George Washington Univ. in 1967.

He served in the army from 1958 to1962; is a member of the firm of Ferguson, Stein, Chambers, etals; and was appellate Defender for NC from 1980 to 85. He was District 15B Bar Counselor, 1990-96' and has been a visiting lecturer in trial and appellate advocacy at the UNC Law School since 1976. He has chaired or lectured at legal education seminars for the NC Association of Public Defenders, among others.

He has been president of NC Academy of Trial Lawyers and the NC Assn of Public Defenders. He heen on the board of NC Civil Liberties Union and has received several awards. He has 3 grown children, Web page:

Kenneth Oettinger of Chapel Hill; born 1944, received JD from UNC in 1971.

He moved to Chapel Hill as a child, attended Chapel Hill Elementary Schools, and Chapel Hill High School; and is the son of Elmer Oettinger, who was a professor at the Institute of Government. He is a member of the firm of Oettinger & Peebles, got his undergraduate degree at UNC where he was on the UNC tennis team, was Associate Dean of Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, 1970-71. Until 1986, he engaged in wide-ranging practice in civil and criminal trial work. Since 1986, he has practiced in the area of medical negligence litigation.

He has one grown son. Web page:

Charles Anderson of Chatham County; born 1950, received JD from UNC in 1976.

He has been a district judge of District 15B since 1996 and is a certified Superior Court mediator, was a member of the Northern Blue Law Firm. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC. He was an adjunct professor of NCCU School of Law 1984-1985; was attorney for and then director of NC Prisoner Legal Services; and attorney for North State Legal Services, 1976 - 80.

He is a member of many professional organizations, including Administration of Justice Task Force of the NC Bar Assn, Court Improvement Project of the NC Administrative Office of the Courts He has two grown children. Web page:

Michael Patrick of Chapel Hill; born 1950, received JD from UNC in 1977.

He has been a sole practitioner of law in Chapel Hill since 2001, was a member of the Haywood, Denny and Miller firm, 1979 - 2000. He was a law clerk for US District Judge Eugene Gordon, 1977 -1979. He received an undergraduate and masters degree from Duke Univ. He was precinct chairman, Orange County Democratic Party, 1980 - 1988, and was on the board of North State Legal Services, Inc., 1985 - 1992. He has been active with the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1980 to present, and has received the Ebbie award for services to that organization

He is also active in the NC Bar Assn. He has published a wide-ranging number of professional articles, mainly on the subject of products liability. He has 2 children, ages 20 and 17. Web page:

Carl Fox of Hillsborough; born 1953, received JD from UNC in 1978.

He received his undergraduate degree at UNC, has been resident superior court judge for district 15B since March of last year. He was district attorney from 1984 to 2005; was assistant DA. 1978-84. He has received a number of awards, including MLK Community Service Award from the Southern Orange Black Caucus; the Pioneer Award from Northern Orange NAACP, and Citizen of the Year Award from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.

He has been on the NC Task Force on Substance Abuse and the Courts; on the Board of Ronald McDonald House;; the steering committee of the Family House; as well as many other civic groups..

Allen Baddour of Pittsboro; born 1971, received JD from UNC in 1997.

He grew up in Orange County, attended Chapel Hill High School and received his undergraduate degree at UNC. He has been a Superior Court Judge since February. He was managing assistant district attorney for Chatham County, 2004-05; was assistant DA, 2001-04; was a member of the firm of Baddour & Milner, 1997-2001.

He was 1998 campaign manager for Joe Hackney. He is on the Chatham County Criminal Justice Task Force, Child Fatality Task Force, and Child Protective Services Review Team. He is the chair of the Chatham YMCA steering Committee, as well as many other civic activities. Web page:

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