The North Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense Services is pleased to announce that its members voted to re-appoint Glenn Gerding as Appellate Defender at its quarterly meeting on July 30, 2021.
The Office of the Appellate Defender represents people from across North Carolina in the appellate courts after a criminal conviction, juvenile adjudication, or involuntary commitment. The Appellate Defender’s Office manages a roster of sixty-five private counsel who accept appellate assignments. The office provides training and consultations to trial and appellate attorneys around the state in matters of criminal law and procedure.
Before his initial appointment as the Appellate Defender in 2015, Gerding was in private practice, primarily representing people at trial and on appeal in criminal cases. He has served as an assistant public defender in Orange County and on active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Gerding still serves in the Navy Reserve, holding the rank of Captain.
Originally from Wingate, NC, Gerding earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1993, and his law degree from Campbell University in 1996. Gerding also holds an LL.M. in litigation and dispute resolution from George Washington University School of Law.
The Commission looks forward to continuing to work with Gerding to ensure that every attorney representing indigent clients has the qualifications, training, support and resources that they need to be effective advocates, and that those clients are provided with the best possible representation.