Casey Viser is a judge for Judicial District 26A of the North Carolina 5th Superior Court Division. He assumed office in 2016, and re-elected in 2020.
Judge Viser was originally appointed in 2013 as a District Court Judge by Governor McCrory, and then appointed in 2015 as a Superior Court Judge, again by Governor McCrory, and was unanimously confirmed by the State House and Senate. Judge Viser presides over all felony criminal cases, and civil cases involving amounts in controversy of greater than $50,000. Judge Viser has presided over Superior Court in 46 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
The Hornet’s Nest Republican Men engages with conservative candidates and elected officials at all levels of government. “Superior Court Judges have tremendous impact in our communities and across our state”, said Dan Barry President of HNRM. “It is imperative the we send good conservative Constitutionalist to the Bench to help turn back the tide of judicial activism.” In 2018 and 2019 we saw the strategy of the Progressive Democrats of Sue Till Blue. They are using the Jury Box to do what they can’t do at the ballot box.
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of The Hornet's Nest Republican Men's Club. This is an organization founded by hard working conservative leaders, whose goal is to encourage active involvement in the community and make it better”, said Viser. “I am extremely proud to have their support."
Judge Viser is a native Charlottean, and lifelong resident of this Judicial District (26A). Judge Viser is married with three teenage children.
Judge Viser's official website link will be available soon. Find out more via his Facebook page:
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Michael is a native and lifelong resident of North Carolina. He is the son of a North Carolina public school teacher and construction engineer. He graduated from Independence High School where he was captain of the wrestling team and began dating his wife Jennie. Michael completed undergraduate studies in business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and law school at Campbell University. After earning his law degree, Michael and Jennie returned to their hometown where they raise their three children. In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, CrossFit, running, and coaching baseball. Michael is an active member of the community where he served as pro bono legal counsel to the Mint Hill Athletic Association and Judge Advocate for American Legion Post #555. He is also a member of Mint Hill Kiwanis, Mint Hill Historical Society, F3 Mint Hill, Mecklenburg Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, Charlotte Chapter of the Federalist Society, and a Worship Coordinator at Christ Covenant Church.
Since his admission to the North Carolina State Bar in 2006, Michael has practiced civil law and a substantial amount of criminal law. In addition to the North Carolina State Bar, he has been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the Western District of North Carolina Federal Court, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael has an exceptionally broad base of legal experience not simply limited to one side of the courtroom. He served as an assistant district attorney in Mecklenburg County for more than five years where he worked diligently in pursuit of preserving the safety of the community. He was counsel in numerous bench trials and jury trials. In 2012, Michael successfully completed the requirements of the North Carolina State Bar to become a Board Certified Specialist in North Carolina Criminal Law. This accomplishment requires a high level of competence in criminal litigation, substantial involvement in criminal trials conducted to verdict, representation as principal counsel in serious felonies, many appearances in substantive criminal proceedings, and a spotless track record of professional conduct backed by judicial and peer references. In 2018, he successfully completed the requirements of specialist recertification. In 2019, Michael was sworn in as a Special Assistant United States Attorney to handle cases originating out of Shaw Air Force Base.
Until his investiture as a district court judge in January of 2019, Michael operated his own law practice where he zealously and effectively represented thousands of clients. As a part of his law practice, it hasbeen Michael’s privilege to serve as one of a few select attorneys for the Fraternal Order of Police at Lodge #9 where he provided necessary legal services to law enforcement officers. In his current role as ajudge, Michael continues to contribute to the betterment of the court system and legal profession by serving as a Truancy Court judge, Drug STEP Court judge, lead domestic violence judge and member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Professionalism Committee. He regularly presides over criminal, civil, and domestic cases. Moreover, he has the distinct honor to litigate while wearing the uniform of the UnitedStates Air Force as a Captain for the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. In 2016, he took the oath to commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. Thereafter, Michael graduated from Officer Training School and the Judge Advocate General’s School. His station of duty is the legal office at the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base. As a reservist, he will continue to have the opportunity to serve the higher calling of our nation throughout the year.
"I have worked in the Union County District Attorney’s Office for almost fourteen years; I have taught at several institutions at the college and professional level; and I served in the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice while I was in graduate school. I have made a career out of service to the State of North Carolina in many capacities, and I would like to continue this service as a Superior Court Judge.
I am originally from Stanly County. After high school I left Albemarle and subsequently graduated from UNC Charlotte in 1998 with a degree in Economics, English, and Political Science. Later I attended UNC Chapel Hill where I went to Law School and got a Phd in Economics."
"My wife Claire and I live in the Unionville area. We love the hometown community atmosphere where everyone seems to know each other. Claire is my rock, and her steadfast support and sense of humor help me in all areas, including my career and personal pursuits. We have a young man, Grooms, and a young lady, Lily, who attend Piedmont High School and Piedmont Middle School, respectively. I was born and raised in Indian Trail and I feel fortunate to call Union County my lifelong home.I am the proud son of Wayne and Mary Smith, who shaped me into the man I am today. Growing up they taught my sister, brother and me the importance of family and faith. They exemplified honesty, integrity, generosity and compassion. Growing up in our family-owned nursery, there was always plenty of work to do, which taught us discipline and a strong work ethic. I am fortunate to enjoy support from my family, Union County residents, law enforcement and the legal community.
When I am not working or spending time with my family, I love to work out. I participate in Spartan Obstacle Course racing. I travel around the country to participate in these endurance events. Racing has taught me how to push beyond my perceived limits to accomplish things I never thought possible. Our family loves to travel. We enjoy working in the yard and the occasional “friendly” game of Cornhole or basketball. My wife and I love to try out new restaurants. However, we do have a favorite spot in Monroe that we visit often."
We had a great crowd come and experience the first of the Hornet’s Nest Monthly Happy Hours for 2021 - at Middle James Brewery. Ken May, our Hornet's Nest Republican Men's Club Vice President, hosted this event, and we were honored that the Honorable Jeff Carpenter, NC Court of Appeals served as the MC of the event.
It was also great that our US Congressman, the Honorable Dan Bishop (R-D9) was there as well. Thank you to all the judges shown above who attended, as well as our the Honorable Paulina Havelka. A special welcome to the only Mecklenburg County Republican serving as a NC Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Casey Viser.
Too many patriots to name, so we will just thank everyone for attending!!
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