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President Obama Nominates Judge Brian C. Wimes to Serve on the United States District Court
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama nominated Judge Brian C. Wimes to the United States District Court bench for the Eastern and Western District of Missouri.
“I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “Judge Wimes has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident he will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”
Judge Brian C. Wimes: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Missouri
Judge Brian C. Wimes is a judge on the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, where he has served since 2007. Prior to his appointment to the circuit court, Judge Wimes served Jackson County as a Drug Court Commissioner from 2001 to 2007 and as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office from 1995 to 2001. From 1994 to 1995, he worked as an attorney advisor in the litigation branch of the Bureau of Prisons, a position he entered through the Department of Justice Honors Program. Judge Wimes received his J.D. in 1994 from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and his B.G.S. in 1990 from the University of Kansas.