Brooke Schmidly is a former district court judge in Randolph County, North Carolina. As a judge she decided cases involving children and families including divorce, property distribution, family support, child custody, juvenile delinquency cases, and abuse and neglect cases. Prior to her appointment as a judge, she was an attorney in private practice in Asheboro, NC for 12 years litigating family law and other civil cases. Deciding these cases and representing couples in divorce and custody proceedings for almost a decade convinced her that there is a better, less destructive, less costly way to handle family separation and divorce. Brooke believes that children and families benefit when they can avoid court to resolve family conflict. In addition to her civilian employment, she is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve and previously served 6 years on active duty as a judge advocate general (JAG).
Brooke graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Houston Law Center. She has a Master’s Degree in Military Operations and graduated from Air War College in 2016. She is a trustee of Randolph Community College, is the Chair of the Asheboro ABC Board, and is on the Board of the North Carolina High School Mock Trial Program. She is a huge and lifelong Tarheel fan. She enjoys running, reading and is a dog lover. She is married to Derrick Caudill and has two children, Sierra, age 8 and baby Stephen.