"People routinely ask why I do what I do. I serve as a Court of Appeals Judge, because I love the law and care about the people of this great state. I previously served as a district court judge because I loved it. My passion to ensure the best outcomes for families and youth in our community and my dedication to our community and desire to make it the best place to live and raise my family are some of the main reasons that I have served as a district court judge for more than eighteen years. During my career, I came to realize the importance of having judges on the appellate bench with direct, hands-on trial court judicial experience, especially district court experience, which is why I became a Court of Appeals Judge. I am seeking to take my extensive judicial experience to the North Carolina Supreme Court where I can better serve all of the citizens of this state." - Judge April C. Wood
Because Experience Matters,
Elect Judge Wood to the North Carolina
Judge April C. Wood was first elected to the District 22B District Court Bench in 2002. As a lifelong Republican she has run and won six successful campaigns for election and served the citizens of Davie and Davidson County with experience and integrity for over eighteen years. Until the judicial district was split, she also served Iredell and Alexander counties. She is a certified Juvenile Court Judge and presides over court in both District Criminal and District Civil courtrooms. Judge Wood was elected to serve on the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2020.
Giving back to the citizens of Davie and Davidson Counties is a task Judge Wood takes seriously as a public servant inside and outside the courtroom. For the past twenty years, Judge Wood has served NC Memorial Day Committee. The daughter of retired Marine and Davidson County Deputy Sheriff, Dan Wood, Judge Wood has been instilled with a love of country and a commitment to honoring our veterans and active duty service members.
As a member of Rich Fork Baptist Church and lifelong Christian Conservative, Judge Wood is often a guest speaker at churches throughout the community. Judge Wood is also a dedicated supporter of many civic organizations - including Cancer Services of Davidson County, The Dragonfly House Children's Advocacy Center in Mocksville and the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program in local elementary schools for which she has served as a regular speaker since 2003.
Judge Wood is a passionate and dedicated community leader and has consistently been involved in multiple civic and charitable organizations over the past twenty years. She is currently serving on the Board of Cancer Services of Davidson County, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Epilepsy of North Carolina Board, the North Carolina Memorial Day and Celebration Committee, the YMCA of NWNC Youth Development Board of Advisors, and the National Theological College and Graduate School Board of Trustees.
In 1991, Judge Wood graduated as Salutatorian from Sheets Memorial Christian School. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College Summa Cum Laude receiving her Bachelor of Art in Prelaw in 1994. Judge Wood received her Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law in 1997. She passed the North Carolina Bar exam the same year and was sworn into practice law in North Carolina in September 1997 and subsequently sworn into practice in the Federal District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina. In 2001, Judge Wood completed the Dispute Resolution Program and became a certified Family Financial Mediator. In 2021, Judge Wood obtained her Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in a joint program at Campbell School of Law and England’s Nottingham School of Law.
Judge Wood is married to attorney Jeffrey Berg and mother to three children, Alexis, Alexander and Anthony. The only daughter of Dan Wood and Tara Holt Wood, she grew up in various places around the world, including Adak, Alaska and Okinawa, Japan while her father served in the United States Marine Corps. Judge Wood's father retired from the Marine Corps after twenty-three years of service and moved the family back to Lexington, where both of Judge Wood's parents grew up. Her father became a Davidson County Deputy Sheriff and after retirement continues to work part-time as a bailiff - often in Judge Wood's courtroom when she was a District Court Judge.