Frank Lanier

Frank Lanier

Smithfield, North Carolina

NC State Probation/Parole Officer 1974-1979
Private practice of law in Angier, NC from August 1982 until October 1992.
Practice involved criminal defense, real property, personal injury, workers compensation and civil litigation.

Elected as the District Court Judge in 1992 and served the counties of Johnston, Hartnett and Lee.
Appointed to the Superior Court bench by the Governor Mike Easley in December 2003.
Served as the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for Harnett and Lee Counties from December 2003 until January 2012.
As a Superior Court Judge, Judge Lanier handled complex criminal and civil cases throughout NC.
Judge Lanier retired on December 31, 2003
Judge Lanier has over 38 years of experience in the criminal Justice System in the State of NC
Judge Lanier will be handling select criminal; civil matters; including personal injury matters.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina - 1982
  • Campbell University
    • B.S. - 1972