Campbell Law School

Judge John Marsh Tyson

Judge Tyson served as a North Carolina Probation/Parole Officer for the North Carolina Department of Correction, from 1975 to 1976. He has also been a public school teacher and deputy sheriff in Cumberland County. He worked as a Real Estate Director and Counsel for Revco Drug Stores, Inc., from 1982 to 1993 and in similar capacities for Family Dollar Stores, Inc., from 1980 to 1982.

Tyson practiced law in Fayetteville from 1993 until 1996 and from 1996 until his election to the Court, with a brief tenure as the Senior Vice President of Development for Blockbuster Entertainment Group in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in 1996.

In 2000, Tyson was elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. His term began in January 2001. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.


LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law
M.B.A., Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
J.D. (cum laude), Campbell University School of Law
B.A. (English and Secondary Education), University of North Carolina-Wilmington