Honorable Terri W. Sharp

Clerk of Superior Court
Title: Clerk of Superior Court
Terri W Sharp

Education and Professional Background
On November 4, 2014, Terri W. Sharp was elected as the Clerk of Superior Court. Prior to the election, Ms. Sharp was appointed to the position and sworn in on October 1, 2012 by The Honorable Benjamin G. Alford, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in the 3B Judicial District. She has been associated with the legal field for more than 30 years.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice and Public Policy from North Carolina Wesleyan College, and received her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She practiced law with the New Bern law firm of McCotter, Ashton and Smith, P.A., for 12 years prior to her appointment as Clerk of Superior Court. Her private law practice focused on estate planning, estate administration and fiduciary law, elder law, guardianships, competency matters, and foreclosures.

She served as the Public Administrator and Public Guardian for Craven County for 6 years, and served as a Guardian ad Litem in special proceedings matters. Her practice was primarily before the Clerk of Superior Court for those matters over which the Clerk has exclusive judicial authority as a probate judge. She also represented clients in real estate transactions and corporate matters.

Association & Board Memberships
She is a member of the NC Conference of Clerks of Superior Court, NC State Bar, NC Bar Association, Craven County Bar Association (President 2009-10), and 3B Judicial District Bar for Craven, Pamlico and Carteret Counties. She is a member of the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Women’s Forum, and is a former Board Member of Coastal Women’s Shelter 2006-10.

She is currently serving as a Board Member for Coastal Community Action, Inc. While serving as President of the Craven County Bar Association, she was the Chairperson for the Committee on Bayard v. Singleton (a re-enactment and speaker series produced during New Bern’s 300th Celebration).

Personal Information
She and her husband are both natives to this area and have a 13 year-old son. 

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