Steven Walker Files For Johnston County Superior Court Judge

Steven Walker filed for election to Johnston County’s newly-created Superior Court judgeship on Monday. Walker will be running as a Republican candidate in the May 17, 2022 primary.

Steven currently practices law at Walker Kiger, PLLC, a law firm in the 40-42 area of Johnston County. Prior to his work at Walker Kiger, he was General Counsel to Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest for eight years, serving the last two years as Chief of Staff and General Counsel. Steven also served as the Senior Law Clerk to Justice Edward Thomas Brady of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and practiced law with an office in Selma.

Steven Walker has practiced law in every level of state court in North Carolina, including arguing at the North Carolina Supreme Court. He has also practiced in the Supreme Court of the United States, filing a brief on behalf of Lieutenant Governor Forest in United States v. Texas, a case dealing with President Obama’s immigration policies.

Steven also served as the attorney in the Superior Court case of Forest v. Cooper, when Lieutenant Governor Forest sued Governor Cooper over COVID-19 lockdowns.

“It was an honor to file to serve Johnston County as their next Superior Court Judge,” Steven said. “I will bring my wide-range of experience and my conservative judicial philosophy with me to the bench.”

Steven attended law school at Campbell University, where he graduated with highest honors and was editor-in-chief of the Campbell Law Review.

Steven and his wife Martha live in Selma with their five children, who are homeschooled. Steven has also pastored Parrish Memorial Baptist Church in Selma for the last 14 years.