Glenn Gerding earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his law degree from Campbell University School of Law, and his LL.M in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from George Washington University School of Law in Washington D.C.
Mr. Gerding served on active duty for six years in the United States Navy JAG Corps, first with the Trial Defense Department in Norfolk, Virginia, and then with the Appellate Defense Division in Washington, D.C. Upon leaving active duty, Mr. Gerding served as an Assistant Public Defender in Orange County for two years. In 2005, Mr. Gerding started his own law firm in Chapel Hill, and is a partner in the firm of Gerding Blass. Mr. Gerding represents clients at trial and on appeal primarily in criminal matters.
Mr. Gerding continues to serve in the Navy reserves, holding the rank of Commander (O-5). As a reservist, Mr. Gerding has served as a legal assistance attorney, prosecutor, and military justice policy attorney. Currently, he serves as an Appellate Judge on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, in Washington, D.C., and is the acting Commanding Officer of the Navy Reserve Appellate Judicial Activity.
Mr. Gerding serves the community as a volunteer in several local organizations. He is on the Board of Directors for Volunteers for Youth, which provides mentors and community service opportunities to children. He serves on the Local Area Advisory Council for the Legal Aid of North Carolina Pittsboro Office, and represents victims of domestic violence pro bono through Legal Aid. Mr. Gerding is the past-Chair of the Human Services Advisory Board for the Town of Chapel Hill, where he served for six years.
L.L.M. (Litigation, with Highest Honors), George Washington University School of Law
J.D. (cum laude), Campbell University School of Law
Campbell Law Review
B.A. (Political Science, with Distinction), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Phi Beta Kappa
Article 27(b) certified, Naval Justice School