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Judge Richard L. Doughton

Vice President




Judge Richard L. Doughton of Sparta has served as a special Superior Court judge since 1997. He engaged in private practice in Iredell County and Alleghany County from 1971-97, and in 2016 was recognized with the NCBA’s Citizen Lawyer Award. Doughton previously served as the attorney for Alleghany County, the Town of Sparta and the Alleghany County Board of Education.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University School of Law


PO Box 458
Sparta, NC 28675

Phone: (336) 372-3943
Fax: (336) 372-3901