Meet Attorney General Josh Stein
Josh’s work at the Attorney General’s office and in the state Senate builds on a career dedicated to public service.
Josh taught high school English and economics in Zimbabwe for two years following graduation from Dartmouth College. After earning his law and public policy degrees from Harvard University, Josh worked with the Self-Help Credit Union, transforming abandoned drug houses in Durham into affordable single-family homes. He also worked with the North Carolina Minority Support Center, raising capital to invest in small businesses across North Carolina.
Josh served as legal counsel in the United States Senate for several years. As a lawyer with the law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood, Josh represented the Monitor of the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement (2012) to ensure that the nation’s biggest banks lived up to the terms of the Settlement and treated their home loan customers fairly.
Josh previously served on the Advisory Board of Triangle Family Services, an organization dedicated to building healthy and secure families, and the Board of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, which strengthens an important regional economic engine. Josh currently serves on the Board of the Truth Initiative, America's largest non-profit public health organization.
Between 2009 and 2016, Josh served in the state Senate and was a champion for public education, clean energy and public safety. He served on a number of committees, including the Judiciary I committee. He was elected Attorney General in 2016 and has since continued his commitment to serving North Carolinians.