District Attorney Tom Honor has announced the hiring of Lee Bollinger as an Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd Prosecutorial District. The 23rd District encompasses Wilkes, Yadkin, Alleghany, and Ashe Counties. Bollinger accepted an offer to work in the 23rd District on April 25 and will begin work on May 15.
For the past 26 years, Bollinger has been an Assistant District Attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District (Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus Counties). For the last seven years he has been the Chief Assistant District Attorney for that district and has been the primary prosecutor responsible for homicide prosecutions in all three counties. Over his 26-year career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials to include both non-capital and capital homicide prosecutions. In addition, Bollinger has been a Volunteer instructor in Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, CLE’s for local law enforcement, and Coastal District of the NCSBI. His primary areas of instruction have been use of crime scene evidence at trial and 5th and 6th Amendment Interrogation Issues.
Bollinger is a 1984 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA degree in Journalism and Political Science. He is a 1989 graduate of the Campbell University School of Law. Bollinger was born and raised in Lumberton and has been married to his wife, Yulanda, for 31 years. His wife is a school teacher and they have seven children.
Bollinger enjoys spending time with his family, making custom hunting knives, backpacking, fishing and hunting. He has actively been involved in his church as a Sunday school teacher and nursery worker. He and his family are looking forward to moving to Ashe County and getting involved in that community.
Bollinger will be assigned as the resident Assistant District Attorney for Ashe County where he will manage Superior Court. In addition, he will also be assigned a full Superior Court caseload in both Alleghany and Wilkes Counties.
“On a personal note, I have had the pleasure of knowing Lee since going to law school together,” Horner said. “He is a person of impeccable character and ability as a person and as a prosecutor. He will make an outstanding addition to the District Attorney’s Office.”