Wednesday, 07 August 2019 17:35

ADA Dawn Layton appointed as superior court judge

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ROCKINGHAM — Assistant District Attorney Dawn Layton is moving to the other side of the bench.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday the appointment of Layton as superior court judge for District 16A, which comprises Anson, Richmond and Scotland counties. 

Layton replaces Tanya Wallace, who retired July 31.

“Dawn’s extensive legal experience makes her qualified for this role, and I’m confident that she will serve her district well,” Cooper said in a statement.

Layton currently serves as chief assistant district attorney for Prosecutorial District 21, under District Attorney Reese Saunders. 

She has nearly 15 years of experience working as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office. Layton previously worked with Child Support Enforcement in North Carolina as both an agent and later a lead agent. 

She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University and her Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law.