Smile Train Celebrates its Millionth Surgery

Attorney Bryce Neier is based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His vast work experience includes matters of civil defense and federal civil litigation. Bryce Neier gives back to the community by supporting numerous charitable organizations, including Smile Train.

Smile Train (ST) is a global charity for children that is wholly focused upon aiding those born with cleft palates and lips. The organization’s sustainable approach provides cost-free surgeries to repair clefts in more than 85 developing nations. Samantha Cameron, wife of the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently held a reception to honor the charity’s millionth surgery. Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who attended the event, emphasized the importance of the organization’s work; unrepaired clefts often lead to social stigmatization, and can make breathing, eating and speaking difficult. Additionally, ST CEO Susannah Schaefer highlighted that the group’s work relies upon the generous donations of partner corporations, sponsors, and fundraisers. Though over a million children have benefited, ST remains committed to helping the countless others worldwide who still suffer from unrepaired clefts.


Author: Bryce Neier

Attorney Bryce Neier practices through his private firm, The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Focused on issues that strongly effect families, Neier has chosen to center his practice on complex divorce proceedings and child custody issues, and involves himself in many aspects of civil rights litigation. He regularly contributes his time to the Alliance Defense Fund to help protect concepts such as religious freedom and traditional family values. Neier brings real-world experience to the table outside of the legal field. Prior to attending law school, Bryce Neier, a nominee to the United States Military Academy at West Point, attended Stetson University on an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance, Neier served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for five years. He received both an Army Achievement Medal and an Army Commendation Medal and attained the rank of Captain before leaving active duty to pursue a legal career. A member of the North Carolina State Bar, Neier completed his Juris Doctor through Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, North Carolina. With professional experience spanning two decades, Neier began his career during his final year of law school when he served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the District of South Carolina. Upon the completion of his degree, he was appointed to an Assistant Public Defender position in the state of North Carolina. He later went on to practice as an Associate at the Law Office of H. Terry Hutchens; from there he went on to practice as a Partner at The Law Firm of Brown and Neier. Bryce Neier attends Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Neier also regularly contributes to multiple charities including the ChildFund, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Smile Train Inc., an organization that helps to provide cleft lip and palate surgeries for children in developing countries.

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