Hon. Casey Viser
Mecklenburg County District Court Judge, District 26
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Viser spent thirteen years practicing civil litigation and criminal law in State and Federal court as a partner at James, McElroy & Diehl, PA. He has argued cases before the North Carolina Supreme Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been named to: Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40;” Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite" for Criminal Defense; Superlawyers Magazine, as a “Rising Star” in the areas of Business Litigation and Criminal Defense; and Best Lawyers in America, in the area of DWI Defense.
Bar and Court Admissions:
North Carolina State Bar Mecklenburg County Bar Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Campbell University School of Law, JD 2000 Hampden-Sydney College, BA Economics/Spanish 1994 Charlotte Latin School, 1990
Judge Viser has served on numerous committees throughout his career for the Mecklenburg County Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Professionalism Committee of the Mecklenburg County Bar, the Technology and Bench-Bar Liaison Committees of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Civil Courts Committee for Mecklenburg County District Court.
Civic and Community Involvement:
Lector, Sunday School teacher, Stewardship Committee member, at Christ Episcopal Church Youth Soccer, Basketball Coach Volunteer Truancy Court Judge, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board Member, Eastover Homeowner's Association Grants Committee Member, Arts & Science Council Impact Fund Member, Foundation for the Carolinas Habitat for Humanity volunteer
Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position:
Judge Viser is a native Charlottean, husband, and devoted father of three children who is committed to serving the Bar, and the people of Mecklenburg County. After receiving the Book Award for Evidence his second year of law school, Judge Viser knew that he wanted to spend his career in the courtroom. He has a diverse background and experience as both a civil litigator and criminal trial attorney. Having tried civil cases and criminal cases, as well as domestic and juvenile cases, prior to becoming a Judge, he is uniquely qualified to preside over any proceeding that may come before him in District Court. Judge Viser knows the challenges faced by attorneys and litigants, and his knowledge of not only the law and procedure, but also people, enables him to serve effectively as a District Court Judge.
Campaign telephone number: 704-877-4971