Elect Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster

“After practicing law for almost 24 years and spending time as a professor in the classroom, I have gained a great deal of respect for our legal system and the people who work hard to see that everyone that comes in contact with it are treated fairly and equally. Now it is my strongest desire to put that experience to work serving the community as one of your Superior Court Judges.


Born February 25, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama

Moved to Beaufort County, NC in 6th grade

Joined the Firm of Dixon Duffus and Doub in 1990

Formed his own practice, Foster Fitzpatrick Attorneys in 2007


Graduated – Chocowinity High School, 1979

Attended East Carolina University from 1979 – 1983. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

Graduated Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 1990


Probation Parole Officer – Supervised serious felons on probation from 1983 – 1987
Attorney and Counselor at Law 1991 – 2015

  • Practice experience includes North Carolina State and Federal Courts
  • Handled Criminal Cases including Capital Murder, All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Prosecuted Civil actions on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants across the state
  • Argued before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of North Carolina and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia
  • Adjunct Professor, East Carolina University
  • 1991 – School of Criminal Justice
  • 2011 to Present – Teaching Criminal Law, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Co-Authored with wife, Jean T. Foster, RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator); N.C. Medical Record Association Legal Reference Manual.

Professional Service

ECU Criminal Justice Advisory Board

NC Advocates for Justice

Pitt County Bar Association

Pitt County Criminal Defense Bar

North Carolina Bar Association

Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court (Charter Member)


Elected Member East Carolina University Alumni Association Board of Directors

Legal Counsel to ECU Athletics

Past Chair – Pitt County Multiple Sclerosis Walk

Past Board Member, Pitt County Pirate Club

Pitt County Interagency Coordinating Council

Pitt County Multicultural Council

Board of Directors – Teen Valley Ranch

Chairman – Historic Documents Committee Pitt County Courthouse

Board Member and Legal Counsel – Ronald McDonald Celebrity Golf Classic

Member – Oakmont Baptist Church (Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Volunteer, Choir Member, Praise Team Leader and Legal Counsel)

Served as North Carolina Counsel on behalf of the Christian Law Association


Married for 33 years to Jean Tripp Foster

Son, Zachary, 24 years old – Graduated from D.H. Conley High School and NC State University

Daughter, Claire, 21 years old – Graduated from D.H. Conley High School, Junior at NC State University

Parents, Bill and Anna Foster

Putting experience to work—serving the community as Superior Court Judge.

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