Sentelle, David B.
Appointed: October 17, 1987
Judge Sentelle is married to Jane LaRue Oldham and has three daughters. He
graduated with honors in 1968 from the University of North Carolina Law School. From
1968 to 1970, he was an Associate with the firm of Uzzell and Dumont, in Asheville, North
Carolina. He worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1970
to 1974. From 1974 he was a North Carolina State District Judge in Charlotte until he
became a partner of Tucker, Hicks, Sentelle, Moon and Hodge in 1977. Judge Sentelle
was also an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of
North Carolina. In the Fall of 1985, he joined the Western District of North Carolina where he
served as United States District Judge in Asheville until his present appointment to the
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.