A native of Sampson County, Judge Albert Kirby grew up on a tobacco farm and was raised by his loving parents to always listen, learn, and work hard. After Judge Kirby graduated from Clinton High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s from Wake Forest and his Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law. Upon passing the bar, Judge Kirby served as an Assistant District Attorney in Fayetteville and in Pitt County, during which time he also taught criminal justice as an adjunct professor at East Carolina University.
Judge Kirby moved back home to Clinton where he opened his own law practice and began working as the board attorney for Clinton City Schools, a position he held for over 20 years. For the past seven years prior to his appointment as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Albert Kirby served on the Sampson County Board of Commissioners, proudly representing District Five. Judge Kirby understands the importance of justice in our communities, which is one of the many reasons he enjoyed serving as president of the Sampson County Bar Association.