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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama nominated David J. Hale and Greg N. Stivers to serve on the United States District Courts.

“I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama.  “I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

David J. Hale:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

David J. Hale has been the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky since 2010.  Previously, Hale worked at Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice PLLC from 1999 to 2010, where his practice focused on complex civil litigation.  From 1995 to 1999, Hale served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Kentucky.  From 1992 to 1995, he was an associate at the law firm Brown, Todd & Heyburn.  Hale received his J.D. in 1992 from the University of Kentucky College of Law and his B.A. in 1989 from Vanderbilt University.

Greg N. Stivers:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Greg N. Stivers is a partner at the law firm Kerrick Stivers Coyle, PLC  in Bowling Green.  Stivers joined Campbell, Kerrick and Grise, a predecessor of his current firm, as an associate in 1985 and has spent his entire legal career at the firm, becoming a partner in 1990.  His legal practice focuses on employment and general civil litigation in state and federal court.  Stivers also serves as the designated outside legal counsel for Western Kentucky University.  Stivers received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of Kentucky School of Law and his B.A. in 1982 from Eastern Kentucky University.