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Richard Dietz

Richard DietzRichard Dietz is a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Before joining the Court, Judge Dietz was a partner on the Appellate & Supreme Court team at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. During his legal career, Judge Dietz handled appeals in federal and state appellate courts across the country in a wide range of subject areas. He argued Abramski v. United States, 134 S.Ct. 2259 (2014), a gun case involving the straw purchaser doctrine, in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Dietz graduated from Shippensburg University and Wake Forest University School of Law. After law school, he clerked for Judge Sam Wilson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and Judge Emory Widener on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then served as a research fellow in comparative law at Kyushu University in Japan.