Making a difference in North Carolina’s legal system
Leading the way in our community
As a member of a family dedicated to public service, Lorrin Freeman literally grew up in and around a courthouse. Justice and community safety have been her lifelong passions, and for the past 20 years, she has carved out a distinguished career working in our criminal justice system.
She started as an Assistant District Attorney under Colon Willoughby, where she prosecuted and helped start Teen Court, a thriving and successful diversion and early intervention program. She went on to become an Assistant Attorney General, where she worked closely with law enforcement, training and advising them statewide, and representing the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and the State Highway Patrol.
After being elected Wake County Clerk of Superior Court in 2006, Lorrin became widely respected for her efforts to build and maintain an efficient and accessible courthouse while managing a staff of over 150 people. She fought to modernize the technology in the Clerk’s office to meet the needs of our growing county, and her hard work was recognized by her peers in 2010 when they presented her with the President's Award from the NC Conference of Clerks of Superior Court. In 2012, she was elected President of the North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court.
Lorrin understands that the District Attorney’s primary responsibility is to keep us safe. Ensuring that our law enforcement officers’ work is matched by effective prosecution at the courthouse steps Lorrin’s top priority as our District Attorney. She is a proven leader and is recognized by peers and colleagues for her commitment to public safety and doing the right thing.