Your District Attorney

Sarah M. Kirkman became the district attorney for Prosecutorial District 32, which includes Alexander and Iredell counties, on January 1, 2009. She had worked as an assistant district attorney in that office for the previous 12 years, prosecuting cases in all the criminal courts, including district, juvenile and superior courts.

District Attorney Sarah M. Kirkman

Ms. Kirkman graduated from Statesville High School in 1987. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication in 1991. She worked for The Shelby Star as Weekend Editor and Weekday Copy Editor from 1991-1992. She then worked for the Winston-Salem Journal as a Copy Editor from 1992-1993.

Ms. Kirkman attended the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, where she graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1996. During the time she was in law school, Ms. Kirkman worked as an intern at the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the Cumberland County Public Defender’s Office and the Wake County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Kirkman serves on the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Statesville/Fourth Creek, Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, Iredell County Criminal Justice Partnership Program, Alexander County Criminal Justice Partnership Program and Mooresville/South Iredell Crime Stoppers.