Asia J. Prince, a Holly Springs native, is a longtime Wake County resident. While in middle and high school, Asia developed his passion for the courtroom while volunteering as a youth attorney with the Capital Area Teen Court Program. After graduating from Middle Creek High School, Asia attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Administration. Asia went on to attend law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Asia has a wide range of experience that makes him well qualified to be a District Court Judge. Asia began his legal career by serving as a Special Deputy Commissioner with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, a quasi-judicial state agency that adjudicates workers’ compensation claims. In his role as a Special Deputy Commissioner, Asia heard and ruled on applications for the termination or suspension of workers’ compensation benefits. Asia also reviewed and entered orders regarding compromise settlement agreements and motions for medical treatment. After leaving the Industrial Commission, Asia was given the opportunity to work as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. As an AUSA, Asia worked to enforce and collect restitution on behalf of victims of crimes. Asia also represented the United States’ interest in affirmative and defensive litigation and handled matters where criminal defendants sought to have their sentence vacated. Currently, Asia manages the Court Programs Division for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts. The Court Programs Division provides statewide support services for court programs that create pathways for resolving conflict in a less adversarial, more effective way.
Asia is a board member and treasurer for Criminal Justice Alternatives (formally ReEntry, Inc.) and has served as a volunteer judge with the Capital Area Teen Court Program. This program gives first-time youth offenders a second chance while holding them fully accountable for their actions. In his local church, he has leadership roles in the youth and men’s ministries. Asia was a 2016 fellow in the E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders and a 2017 fellow in the NC Institute of Political Leadership Program.
In his free time, Asia enjoys spending time with his wife and high school sweetheart Dr. Chanel Prince, and their two amazing sons, Solomon and Noah. Asia also enjoys watching college football (Go Pack!), traveling, cooking, and is taking up tennis.
Asia looks forward to the opportunity to bring fair and impartial justice to the citizens of Wake County that appear before him.