OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
Carrie D. Wiese, Atty.
205 E. Mt. Vernon
Somerset, KY 42501
Get to know our City Attorney, Carrie Wiese, and the wonderful town of Somerset, Kentucky!
Carrie D. Wiese Enjoying Local Somerset’s own Beautiful
Festivals “Children’s Garden” Lake Cumberland
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Carrie practices Municipal Law exclusively for the City of Somerset and serves as the legislative advisor and Counsel for the City of Somerset. She serves the City by providing advice, counsel, and representation to all employees, elected officials, and to the Mayor’s office. Carrie also serves the community by providing limited Estate Planning Pro Bono services for the Elderly or Disabled whom reside in the City’s corporate limits, as well as to all emergency service employees of the City of Somerset.
EDUCATION: University of Kentucky (B.A., Psychology, Cum Laude, 1997); University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D. 2001).
BAR ADMISSION AND BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS: Kentucky 2001; U.S. District Courts, Eastern District 2002; Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) – Member of the Local Government Law Section; Pulaski County Bar Association.
BACKGROUND: Carrie was born and raised in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky. She graduated from Somerset Independent High School with top honors earning a Commonwealth Diploma in 1993.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Psychology in 1997, Carrie took a year long hiatus from school. She returned to the University of Kentucky to attend the UK College of Law in 1998 and in 2001 earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky and began practicing law in Somerset, Kentucky as a Law Clerk for the 28th Judicial Circuit. She has previously served as Assistant County Attorney for Pulaski, and as Regional Attorney for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Carrie has been the City Attorney since being appointed by Mayor Edward Girdler, and approved by the City Council in 2007. She is the first full-time City Attorney in Somerset’s history, and only the second female to serve as a City Attorney since the City’s incorporation in 1883. She volunteers for many local organizations including the local ACS chapter and Smoke Free Pulaski County. She is married to Joe Mike Wiese, also born and raised in Somerset, and has two children, Joseph “Trip” Wiese and Jane Ann Wiese.
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