Judge John Arrowood was appointed to serve on the North Carolina Court of Appeals by Governor Roy Cooper in April 2017. He previously served on the Court from 2007 to 2008 after being appointed by Governor Mike Easley. Over the course of his service, Arrowood has authored opinions, concurrences, or dissents in over 100 cases.
Prior to his appointment to the Court he served as a Special Superior Court Judge. Earlier in his career, Arrowood clerked for NC Court of Appeals Judge Gerald Arnold and also served as a staff attorney and head of the Court’s central staff.
When not serving on the bench, Judge Arrowood has been in private practice with the firm of James, McElroy and Diehl, PA in Charlotte. His practice is primarily in the areas of employment and commercial litigation. He is credentialed as an Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association, is a certified mediator, and has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Arrowood’s previous public service includes membership on the North Carolina Banking Commission, the North Carolina Rules Review Commission, the board of directors of the North Carolina Railroad Company, and the North Carolina Art’s Council. He has also been active in Charlotte as a member of the Mint Museum Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Urban Ministry’s Center, and the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.