Hathaway Pendergrass, an Orange County native and attorney at Epting and Hackney in Chapel Hill, sent out an announcement Wednesday morning that he was pursuing a run for District Court Judge (District 15B) in the 2020 election. Pendergrass would represent both Orange and Chatham County, if elected.
Below is the full release from Pendergrass announcing his run for the position:
Hathaway Pendergrass, an Orange County native and attorney at Epting and Hackney, announced today that he will run for District Court Judge (District 15B) representing Orange and Chatham County in 2020.
“I’m thrilled to put my name forward as a candidate for District Court Judge,” says Pendergrass. “I’m committed to making our community a better place, and would be honored to serve the people of Orange and Chatham counties.”
Hathaway is in his eighth year of practice at Epting and Hackney law firm in Chapel Hill, where he focuses on civil litigation and criminal law in District Court. He is a proud graduate of UNC-CH where he earned a degree in the Kenan-Flagler Business School. He entered North Carolina Central School of Law in 2009 and served as Editor-in-Chief of the North Carolina Central Law Review and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012.
Hathaway is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Orange & Chatham Justice Initiatives affiliate, a Board Member of the Orange County Planning Board, a Board Member of The ArtsCenter, a Teen Court Judge with Volunteers for Youth in Orange County, and volunteers as the attorney for EmPOWERment, Inc. in Chapel Hill. Hathaway previously served as President and Board Member of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors, President of the 15B Judicial District Bar, a Board Member of the Orange County Bar, a Board Member of the Carrboro Planning board, volunteered as the attorney for the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and served as a volunteer in the 15B Judicial District Guardian Ad Litem program. He enjoys running and attending Carolina sporting events. He currently lives in Hillsborough with his wife Kate and two children, Eliza and Max.
"Hathaway Pendergrass is a trusted friend and community servant so I am delighted that he is throwing his hat in the ring for District Court Judge! He has been engaged in our community for years and I know that he will serve up Justice with Dignity,” says Barbara Foushee, member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen.
"He is one of the best lawyers I know and is a good friend. His work has brought him face-to-face with the grossly disproportionate financial burden faced by many of our fellow, low-income and working-class North Carolinians in the court system. He would bring a great mind and understanding to the bench,” says Allen Buansi, member of the Chapel Hill Town Council.
For more information, visit www.hathawaypendergrass.com.