J. Gentry Caudill

About me

During my service as a superior court judge, it was a great privilege to serve all the citizens of North Carolina while striving for fairness and justice for all parties, witnesses, victims, defendants and their attorneys. When I retired from the bench and joined Dozier Miller Law as a trial attorney, I dedicated myself to fiercely and effectively protecting my clients’ rights and interests. It has been an honor to fight for those who have placed their trust in my legal abilities, and the winning results I have obtained are a source of great personal and professional satisfaction.

I will forever hold dear the memory of one of my first cases and the joy, relief and gratitude on the faces of my client and his family when we won his case. Right there on the city streets, we embraced, prayed and cried; and I would not have missed it for the world.

Practice areas

Personal injury

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Defective products
Criminal defense

  • Traffic violations
  • DUI and DWI
  • Probation violations
  • Drug crimes
  • Violent crime

Litigation

Mediation & arbitration

Professional activities & awards

Awards and recognition

  • Awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor of North Carolina for integrity, learning and zeal
  • Special commendations from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney for service and leadership • Resident Superior Court Judge for North Carolina
  • Assistant District Attorney for Mecklenburg County
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Sections Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association – Civil and Criminal Sections member; Past member of the Board of Directors; Past chairman of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court – Master of the Bench member and one of the founding members
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • 26th Judicial District
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Education

  • J.D., 1972, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  • B.A., 1965, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Military

  • United States Army, 1966-1969
  • Commissioned officer – Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service
  • Viet Nam veteran – Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device

Civic involvement

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Phi Delta Phi