About Craig Croom
About Craig Croom
is a native of Kinston, NC.
moved to Raleigh with his
family in 1983.
He graduated from W. G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC in 1985.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice in 1989.
He started his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Wake County Sheriff's Department in September 1989.
graduated first in his
class at the Wake County
Sheriff's Academy and was assigned to the Patrol Division.
He left the Wake County Sheriff's Department in August 1991 to attend North Carolina Central University School of Law.
He graduated cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1994.
clerked for Judge Jack Cozort of the North Carolina Court of Appeals
After clerking, he joined the Wake County District Attorney's Office in July 1995.
spent the majority of his
tenure in the Wake County
District Attorney's Office prosecuting felony drug cases.
was reelected without opposition in 2002, 2006, and 2010.
Craig served as a Special Superior Court Judge until December 31, 2012.
practiced law with his
wife in the firm of Claudia C. Croom PLLC Attorney at Law.
Craig currently serves as an Administrative Law Judge with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.
He is a candidate for Wake County District Court Judge in 2014.
is very active in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He is a Life Member.
He has served in numerous capacities in his local chapter, Phi Lambda, including Community Service Chairman and Vice President.
participates in various other community and professional activities.
He is a past member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar Board of Directors and is active in the Wake County Bar Association.
is committed to helping young people.
He was a certified Juvenile Court Judge, and he presided in juvenile court on a regular basis prior to his appointment.
volunteers with Capital Area Teen Court and the Garner Road YMCA Teen Achievers program.
spends a great deal of time speaking to young people in schools and churches throughout Wake County