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Contact Marvin Pope

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Retired North Carolina Superior & District Court Judge
Recalled Emergency Superior Court Judge
Certified Superior Court Mediator
Certified Family Financial Mediator

Marvin is a lawyer, recalled emergency retired judge, mediator and arbiter. He practiced law in Western North Carolina from 1973 to 2001.  He served as a District Court Judge in Buncombe County from 2001 to 2010 and a Superior Court Judge from 2010 to 2021.  After his retirement from the bench in 2021, the Chief Justice appointed him as a Recalled Emergency Superior Court Judge.  He is assigned to work as a judge in Superior Court cases on an as needed basis. 

In 2021, he partnered with Becky to form Pope & Knight Mediation and he is available to mediate cases pending in the courts and private matters.  Marvin is a certified mediator for Superior Court cases with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. 



Mediator, Since 2021

District Court Judge, 2001-2010

Superior Court Judge, 2010-2021

Veteran Treatment Court Judge, 2015-Present
28th Judicial District, Buncombe County, NC

Attorney, 1973-2000
Pope & Brown, PA; Marvin P. Pope, Jr. PA

Court Reporter, 1971-1973
Graham Erhlacher & Assoc. Winston-Salem, NC


Lenoir Rhyne College (University), BA, 1970

Wake Forest University Law School, J.D., 1973


  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Past President of Congregation, two terms
  • Eagle Scout, April 15, 1965; Executive Council, Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Boone Council
  • Master Mason, Past Master 2013, Hominy Lodge #491 A.F. & A.M., Candler, NC
  • Honor Air WWII Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans; Board of Directors.
  • Operation Overlord D-Day Veterans, Bedford, VA. June 6, 2014
  • Team Leader Blue Ridge Honor Flight 2016-Present


District Court Judge, 1990-2010

Superior Court Judge, 2010-2021

  • ResidentSuperior Court, 2010-2021
  • Emergency Superior Court Judge (on recall), 2/2021

Veteran Treatment Court Judge, 2015-Present


  • Domestic Violence Prevention Conferences;
  • National Juvenile Court Judges Conference, Reno, Nevada;
  • National Judicial College, Trial of Capital Offenses;
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council;
  • Speaker, District Court Judges Conferences;
  • Education Committee, District Court Judges; Superior Court Judges
  • Administration of Justice Committee, N.C. Bar Association;
  • Speaker, N.C. Bar Association
  • Treasurer, NC Conference of Superior Court Judges