How many dissenting opinions did the North Carolina Court of Appeals issue in 2016?

As Matt Leerberg previously highlighted, it appears that judges on the North Carolina Court of Appeals are issuing more dissenting opinions.  In 2015, 1.9% of opinions received a dissent while in 2016, 4.8% did. Here is a closer look at the dissenting opinions issued in 2016. 

In 2016, twelve different judges issued a total of 65 dissenting opinions,[1] with three judges accounting for 66% of all dissents.


Judge
Number of Dissents
Dillon
19
Tyson
14
Hunter, Jr.
10
Bryant
5
Elmore
4
Enochs
3
McCullough
3
Stroud
3
Geer
1
Zachary
1
Stephens
1
Calabria
1




Sixteen different judges were dissented from, with Chief Judge McGee being dissented from most frequently.

Author of Majority
Dissents Received
McGee
12
Geer
9
Dillon
8
McCullough
5
Zachary
4
Stephens
4
Hunter, Jr
4
Enochs
4
Stroud
3
Calabria
3
Tyson
2
Inman
2
Dietz
2
Elmore
1
Davis
1
Bryant
1














Finally, most of the dissents related to civil appeals, and only eight were unpublished.


Here’s to hoping that the panel for your civil appeal includes McGee, Dillon, Tyson, or Hunter, Jr.


[1] I count dissenting opinions by COA number, so some of these dissents may be in related appeals that were not consolidated.