Mack McKeller, former District Court Judge for District 29B Seat 2 from November of 2018 until December of 2020. He is a long time resident of Brevard for more than 25 years and was born and raised in these mountains. He practiced law in a solo general practice concentrating in domestic and criminal court from 1995 until his appointment to the bench.
Mack has been married to Paula McKeller for 32 years. He has four daughters who all graduated from Brevard High School and are now pursuing fulfilling careers.
Neal W. Stanifer was born and raised in New Tazewell, Tennessee. Following law school, he returned to his hometown where he had the opportunity to practice law alongside his mentor and uncle, David H. Stanifer. Mr. Stanifer primarily focuses on criminal law, civil litigation, and family law. He has tried a wide variety of cases in North Carolina and Tennessee, and has also handled several matters in federal court and the court of appeals. He is a member of both the North Carolina State Bar and the Tennessee State Bar. He is also licensed in the United States District Court for Eastern Tennessee.