After three years of exemplary service to our State, Matt Sawchak will step down as Solicitor General effective March 31, 2020.  General Sawchak–soon just “Matt” or “Professor Sawchak” again–has represented the State with aplomb in state and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the United States Supreme Court.

Deputy Solicitor General Ryan Park will step into the lead role on April 1.   Ryan’s on something of a roll, having also prevailed on behalf of North Carolina just this morning in the United States Supreme Court in Allen v. Cooper–the “Blackbeard case.”

It has been a boon to our State to have access to Matt’s talents these past few years.  And the State remains in excellent hands with Ryan.  We are lucky.

Congratulations to you both!

–Matt Leerberg