Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper recently reappointed Philip A. Baddour, III to serve a second six-year term as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Industrial Commission beginning May 1, 2023, subject to confirmation by the North Carolina General Assembly.
In March of 2017, Baddour was appointed by Governor Cooper to serve his first term as a Commissioner, and he was confirmed by the General Assembly in June of 2017. In February of 2019, Governor Cooper designated Baddour as the Chair of the Industrial Commission. Baddour previously served as a Deputy Commissioner at the Industrial Commission for 17 years.
Before joining the Industrial Commission, Baddour practiced law in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina from 1996 to 1999, primarily representing plaintiffs in the areas of workers’ compensation and tort litigation. In 1999, he joined the North Carolina Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General, defending State agencies in workers’ compensation and tort claim actions. Baddour also previously served as a JAG Officer in the North Carolina National Guard.
Baddour received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and earned his law degree from Campbell University in 1996.
Source: NC Industrial Commission