Brooks Pierce Attorney to Speak at NCBA Appellate Practice Section Program


Brooks Pierce attorney Sam J. Ervin IV will participate in a panel discussion on March 8 during the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) 2024 Appellate Practice Section program and CLE, “Modern Appellate Practice.” Along with other former North Carolina Supreme Court Justices Robert H. Edmunds and Robert F. Orr, Ervin will discuss the North Carolina Supreme Court’s discretionary review process and provide insight on the impacts of this change and how to make petitions more appealing to the court.

Ervin brings his nearly 18 years in private practice and more than 23 years’ experience as a public servant to his work in assisting clients with a variety of regulatory and litigation-related matters. Before joining Brooks Pierce, he served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina for eight years, as a Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals for six years, and as a Commissioner of the North Carolina Utilities Commission for nine and a half years. During his time as a Utilities Commissioner, he served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues and the Committee on Electricity of the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners and as a member of the board of the Organization of PJM States. During his time in private practice, Ervin handled a wide variety of civil, criminal, and administrative matters and participated in many civil and criminal jury trials and numerous civil and criminal appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Utilities Law from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

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