Todd Roper District Court Judge
Governor Roy Cooper appointed Todd Roper District Court Judge for Orange and Chatham counties on November 6, 2020. Todd had served the people of Orange and Chatham counties as a lawyer for 30 years. He began his first day as a lawyer trying a Driving While Impaired case in district court; the second day, he was trying a child custody case, and on the third day, he was representing an indigent client in a probable cause hearing for rape. Within the first month of his practice, he was trying his first civil jury trial in district court with the Honorable Judge Patricia Love presiding. Todd loves district court, and he loves trying cases. Throughout his career, he has tried thousands of cases in all areas of district court such as juvenile, civil disputes, criminal defense, child custody, child support, domestic violence and magistrate appeals. His experience gives him a better understanding of the people who appear before him. He loves people and loves to serve!
District court is the people’s court with a lot of volume. It requires patience, compassion, impartiality, and hard work. Todd will make balanced and impartial decisions based on the laws and facts of each case. He will give everyone an opportunity to be heard, recognize systemic racial problems, allow people to gain control of their lives, and in return, he will make our community safe. Todd asks for your vote in 2022 to continue serving you!
30 years actual trial experience in the District Court of Chatham and Orange Counties
Top vote getter among colleagues in the district for the Governor’s appointment
Polite, patient, and mannerly to all; everyone gets their day in court
He listens because everyone’s voice is important. He passionately wants to help children, families, the mentally ill and poor.
He knows the rule of the law. He will apply it fairly, justly and equitably.