Margaret Person Currin is a distinguished, nationally-known former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina and a 30-year legal educator and law school administrator. During her tenure as United States Attorney, she represented the interests of the United States in all civil and criminal matters throughout the Eastern District of North Carolina. There, she supervised, managed, and directed an office which grew from 15 to 28 attorneys and from 25 to 39 support staff, with an annual budget of $3.469 million.
During her equally-distinguished 30 years in legal education and law school administration, she led numerous departments and taught a variety of subjects with immediate relevance to the clients of Diligence, LLC including Administrative Law, Election and Lobby Law, Federal Crimes, and Professional Responsibility and Ethics. Having also served as Associate Dean of her law school, she has extensive experience and insight in the administration of higher education.
She has maintained positions of prominence throughout her decades-long membership in National Association of Former United States Attorneys, having served as President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and several terms on the Board of Directors.
Margaret has been a member of the North Carolina Rules Review Commission since 2011 and has served as chairman and first vice-chairman. She also gained significant experience as a Senatorial legislative director and counsel on Capitol Hill.
Margaret is a graduate of Campbell University School of Law where she was on the Academic Honors List and a member of the law review Editorial Board. She also engaged in graduate legal studies at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate education at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina.