About Judge Mario E. Perez


• 34 years of legal experience including as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice and trying hundreds of cases in North Carolina District and Superior Courts

• Licensed attorney in North Carolina, District of Columbia, and Eastern District of United States Federal Court

• Solo practitioner and small business owner since 1999 representing individuals in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases and civil matters including family law, personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, workers’ compensation cases, and general civil litigation

• Arbitrator in Pitt County District and Superior Court

• Certified Superior Court Mediator and Workers’ Comp Mediator

• Member of NC Bar Association, Pitt County Bar Association, NC Advocates for Justice and American Bar Association

• Past President, Pitt County Judicial District 3A Bar and Pitt County Bar Association

• Bilingual and first Hispanic Judge in Pitt County


• Georgetown University Law, 1984

• St. Mary’s University, Magna Cum Laude, 1981


• Pitt County resident since 1989

• Member of Knights of Columbus; former member of Greenville Morning Rotary

• Volunteer for Greenville Regional Mock Trial Tournament

• Member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church serving as head usher

• Married to Brenda Goolsby-Perez; three adult children