07.13.17

Burr and Tillis Welcome Nomination of Thomas Farr as District Judge for Eastern North Carolina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Thomas Farr to fill the United States District Court vacancy for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

“I am pleased once again to support Thomas Farr for District Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina,” said Senator Burr. “Mr. Farr was previously nominated for this judgeship in 2006. His wealth of experience will serve North Carolina well.”

“Thomas Farr is widely respected as one of the best legal minds in North Carolina,” said Senator Tillis. “He is impeccably qualified and I am confident he will be an independent-minded judge committed to fairness and will faithfully apply the law.” 

Mr. Farr has tried cases in federal and state courts in North Carolina and has handled appeals at all levels of the North Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court.

In 2006, Mr. Farr was nominated by President George W. Bush to fill the very same vacancy on the U.S. District Court, and the American Bar Association rated him as unanimously well-qualified.

Mr. Farr graduated from Emory University and holds an LL.M. in Labor Law from Georgetown University.