Experience that matters
Scott Lippert has been serving the 36th Judicial District of Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties, for over a decade. He lives in Morganton with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Hailey and Emma.
Scott grew up in a small town in Ohio called Wyoming. After college at Miami University and law school at Case Western Reserve University, Scott started practicing law in North Carolina in 2013.
Scott served the 36th District as an Assistant District Attorney from 2015-2022, covering misdemeanor and felony matters in both District and Superior Courts. While a prosecutor, Scott handled cases in all three counties- Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba, including some of the most important and sensitive cases in the District. In 2022, Scott moved to private practice to represent individuals in family law and real estate matters.
In January 2024, Scott was chosen by the Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Republican party executive committees to be the conservative candidate on the November 2024 ballot.
36th Judicial District Court
Scott started his time in the District Attorney’s office running District Criminal Court. Since then, Scott has handled thousands of cases, and tried dozens of matters before both judges and juries.
In 2017, Scott handled a bomb threat case where the defendant was convicted for making over 500 false threats across Caldwell, Burke and Catawba. Scott has represented businesses and individuals in civil disputes in Caldwell.
During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, Scott prosecuted child victim cases in Catawba, both physical and sexual abuse crimes. He has also represented clients in Catawba family and domestic violence court.
“I’M RUNNING TO BE A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SO THE PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTIES KNOW THEY WILL BE TREATED FAIRLY BY ONE OF THEIR OWN”
A Judge’s Duties
What a District Court Judge hears
A District Court Judge presides over and resolves child custody, property division, child support, and more.
A judge in District Court will set bonds, sentence on misdemeanors and low-level felony cases, and hear misdemeanor trials.
All civil disputes $25,000 and less are heard by District Court Judges, in addition to cases appealed from small claims.
Emergency protective orders, DVPOs, and civil restraining order hearings are held by judges in District Court.
Hearings are held by District Court Judges to determine whether to hold individuals in a doctor’s care for psychological treatment.
Both juvenile crimes and DSS cases are heard in District Court, and judges will preside over child abuse, neglect, and dependency cases.
The right qualifications
While practicing law, Scott has handled every type of criminal case, from traffic tickets and DWIs, to sex crimes and murders. In fact, Scott is a board-certified specialist in North Carolina Criminal Law, a distinction held by fewer than 3% of all attorneys in the state. He has represented businesses in civil disputes and victims in domestic violence cases. Scott has helped private individuals navigate divorce, custody disputes, and juvenile DSS cases. He’s even represented our local hospital in involuntary commitment hearings. Scott has experience in every type of District Court setting where he would preside as Judge.
Stay informed ahead of the election
The general election will be held on November 5, 2024. The deadline to register to vote in the general election is October 11, 2024. Scott will not be on the primary election ballot.
Early In-Person Voting
Early voting for the November 5, 2024 election will begin on October 17, 2024. Take care of your ballot early so you don’t have to wait in line on election day.
Register to Vote
Register online or in person with the DMV. You can also mail in your application. Complete the application so you’re ready for the election.
Unable to vote on election day? You can request an absentee ballot if you will be out of town or have another reason you can’t vote in person.